Over 4,500 Cubans Get Minimal Access Surgery in 2016

Over 4,500 Cubans get minimal access surgery in 2016Havana, Cuba.- The National Center for Minimal Access Surgery (CNCMA by its Spanish acronym) first in Cuba of this branch of medicine, made more than 4,500 such surgical procedures in 2016, with very good results, announced the director of that institution.


Dr. Julian Ruiz told ACN that the procedure is carried out in the specialties of urology, gynecology, gynecological oncology, general and reconstructive surgery, gastroenterology, interventional radiology, otolaryngology and neurosurgery.

Ruiz, founder of CNCMA, noted that from 2007 to 2016 more than 2,500 physicians from Cuba and other countries have been trained in this center.
He pointed out that in Cuba it has been possible to develop kidney transplants with live donors, which are being done through laparoscopic surgery, with good results.

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