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China's first da Vinci surgical robot clinical training center was recently launched in Qilu Hospital of Shandong University; officials announced at the fifth Thoracic Surgery Academic Conference of Shandong Provincial Medical Association and the Qilu Robot Thoracic Surgery Summit held on Feb 11 in Jinan, capital of Shandong province.
Hosted by the Shandong Provincial Medical Association and co-organized by the thoracic surgery branch of the association and the thoracic surgery department of Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, the event attracted more than 200 experts online and offline.
Lin Yajie, deputy Party secretary of Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Han Hui, vice-president of the hospital, and Jiang Zhongmin, former head of the thoracic surgery branch of the Shandong Provincial Medical Association, attended the opening ceremony.
Founded in 1952, the thoracic surgery department of Qilu Hospital of Shandong University has cutting-edge medical devices like the da Vinci surgical robot, a magnetic resonance-guided radiation therapy system. The hospital will continue to expand the application of "robot plus minimally invasive surgery" techniques and promote the development of China's minimally invasive surgery.
In July 2020, the fourth-generation da Vinci surgical robot system was put into use in Qilu Hospital of Shandong University. Da Vinci robotic surgery is noted for precision, tability, and faster postoperative recovery. Professor Tian Hui has completed more than 1,000 procedures using the da Vinci robot system within the last 15 months.
Patrick Ross from Mainline Health System Wynnewood, PA, made an online report entitled Decreasing Time to Definitive Therapy with MIDAS-Minimally Invasive Diagnosis and Surgeryduring the event.