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ExcelsiusGPS in Portugal
May 4th marks the date of the first deployment of ExcelsiusGPS robotic plataform in Portugal.
Action took place on Casa de Saúde de Santa Filomena, in Coimbra, by the hand of Dr. Luís Teixeira and remaining Spine Center surgeon team.
Applying robotic to surgery is becoming a reality in Portugal, Europe and USA in several medical specialties. When used within the scope of spine surgery it adds value on the planning and execution stages.
Overpharma would like to thank to Dr. Luís Teixeira and remaining Spine Center team for the commitment to learn more about EGPS, to all healthcare professionals from Casa de Saúde de Santa Filomena that made this event a success and to Globus Medical for the worldclass technical support provided.
World Health Day
World Health Day! The date was chosen by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948, when the first WHO assembly was organized. It is a unique opportunity to alert civil society to key health issues that affect humanity, especially in the current situation.
It is a tribute to all health professionals and caregivers!
CARMAT RECEIVES FDA APPROVAL TO USE THE NEW VERSION OF ITS ARTIFICIAL HEART IN THE US EARLY FEASIBILITY STUDY (EFS)
The FDA has granted CARMAT approval to use the new version of its artificial heart in the EFS. This new version includes certain improvements in the prosthesis and the wearable system based on clinical experience gained in the PIVOTAL study. The company believes that this latest version should further improve patient safety and quality of life.
Blind man recover his vision after surgery with artificial cornea
78 years old patient could see his family and read numbers after surgery.
New Social Entities of SPNC 2021-2022
The SPNC General Meeting was held on a presencial and online format last December 11th.
The elected list for SPCN social entities for 2021-2022:
MESA DA ASSEMBLEIA GERAL
President – Domingos Coiteiro (Lisboa)
Vice-President – Cátia Gradil (Almada)
Secretary – Mário Gomes (Porto)
President – Patrícia Polónia (Porto)
Vice-President Southern Region – Alexandre Rainha Campos (Lisboa)
Vice-President Center Region – José Gustavo Bento Soares (Coimbra)
Secretary – Pedro Alberto Silva (Porto)
Treasurer – Carla Reizinho (Lisboa)
President – Paulo Pereira (Porto)
Member – Rui Almeida (Braga)
Member – Lia Pappamikail (Faro)
The elected Social Entities have taken charge since January 1st 2021.
New camera in Airtraq videolaryngoscopes in essential time!
First endovascular surgery in São João with endoprosthesis fenestration on the table to exclude aortic arch aneurysm performed
The Angiology and Vascular Surgery Service of the University Hospital Center of São João (CHUSJ) performed for the first time in the Iberian Peninsula, and for the second in Europe, the first endovascular surgery to exclude aortic arch aneurysm with fenestration in the thoracic endoprosthesis table. This innovative technique, called fTEVAR, allows the prosthesis to be adapted to the patient's anatomy with millimeter accuracy in real time.
Assisted by the creator and most experienced performer of the technique, Chang Shu, CHUSJ vascular surgeons totally treated a 57-year-old patient with a massive aneurysm of the arch, preserving all supra-aortic trunks, namely left subclavian artery.
This groundbreaking technique will allow in real-time, in-situ (in-patient) or operating table (out-of-patient) fenestrations to be performed for all supra-aortic trunks, significantly expanding endovascular treatment methods for complex pathology of the aortic arch by primary aneurysmal degeneration or after dissection.