“We decided to perform the operation at 2 pm to make sure that doctors in the Americas, Japan and elsewhere in East Asia had a chance to watch it live,” Pushkar said.
During the operation Russia’s chief urologist is set to show how to control the work done by the Da Vinci surgical robot.
Dmitry Pushkar said that dozens of such operations had successfully been performed at the State Clinical Hospital №50 he works at.
The Da Vinci robotic surgical system was developed by the US-based Intuitive Surgical company.
By using a minimally invasive approach, it genuinely facilitates complex surgery, especially in cardiology and gynecology. More than 350,000 surgeries using the Da Vinci robot are conducted worldwide every year.