Posts tagged as surgeons

Lithuanian surgeons perform first blood vessel transplantation

Monday, December 9, 2019

Surgeons at Kaunas Clinics in Lithuania performed their first blood vessel transplantation last week, saving the patient’s leg. “The patient can practically go home today. He underwent surgery on Tuesday and is already walking and can go home,” Linas Velička, the head of the blood vessel surgery division at the hospital, told reporters on Monday. The patient has the occlusive peripheral arterial disease. Doctors initially could not perform the shunting…

A Tallinn hospital starts using a robot that helps spine surgeons

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The spine surgeons at the East Tallinn Central Hospital have started performing surgeries using a new robot that help them place implants and navigate the spine; the robot is the first of its kind in Northern Europe. “We performed our first surgery with the robot the same day as India,” Dr Taavi Toomela, the head of the Centre of Spine Surgery at the East Tallinn Central Hospital, said in a…