ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s first robot surgery and transplantology centre will open in the first quarter of 2018 in Ust-Kamenogorsk. The centre is being paid for by the national government, according to the regional government’s press service.
The centre will offer endoscopic interventions and low-traumatic and minimally invasive treatments. The unique facility is located at the city hospital. More than 60 surgeries are carried out annually in the region and 2,000 of them are conducted at the hospital.
The centre intends to serve up to 500 patients annually. Surgical simulation training rooms will be also opened for students.
“It is necessary to purchase equipment that will promote quality treatment of patients. All the infrastructure needs to be developed properly too,” said East Kazakhstan region Akim (Governor) Daniyal Akhmetov.
Medical equipment was purchased as part of the modernisation of medical organisations. Surgery can be performed with the help of robotics. A low-traumatic method of treatment and minimal pain after surgery are the main advantages of this kind of surgery.
“It is necessary to use warm colours in interior design so that the building will be cosy and comfortable for visitors,” the head of the region noted.
The centre’s medical personnel took part in the training courses in Germany and Italy. Last year, a group of specialists in the field of motherhood and childhood, cardiology and oncology studied in the U.K.
“Study abroad is only the first step of our development. We should invite the best practicing specialists to train our doctors here in the future. Our medicine should introduce new methods in treatment and develop successfully,” he said.
A stroke unit is also planned to open at the centre. Trauma, complex care and rehabilitation beds and silent access wheelchairs are already provided.