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King Hussein Cancer Centre introduces robotic surgery system

By JT - Jan 25,2022 - Last updated at Jan 25,2022

HRH Princess Ghida Talal poses for a photo with a medical team at the King Hussein Cancer Centre (Petra photo)

AMMAN — As a first in the Kingdom, the King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC) has introduced a robotic surgery system that hopes to assist doctors perform minimally invasive surgeries.

Doctors at the centre have already used the system and successfully removed a cancerous mass from a patient, according to a KHCC statement released on Tuesday and cited by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

HRH Princess Ghida Talal, chairperson of the board of trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Centre (KHCF) and (KHCC) expressed pride that Jordan has accessed the latest surgical technology that will have a significant impact on advancing the treatment provided to patients. 

She added that "our commitment to keeping abreast with the latest developments in cancer treatment is part of the mission of the KHCF and KHCC to embrace cancer patients and treat them in a holistic manner and according to the highest international standards".

The system allows surgeons to perform complex surgeries with greater control, accuracy and flexibility than conventional surgery. It also speeds up postoperative recovery because it is already minimally invasive. In addition, it will reduce patient waiting times for surgery appointments, according to the statement.

Nevertheless, the use of robotics will be decided by doctors and in certain surgeries such as prostatectomy, nephrectomy, hysterectomy and colectomy, the statement said.

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