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Minimally invasive surgeries promote faster recovery and allow patients to spend less time in the hospital.
The number of high-tech operations has grown in Moscow. This happened thanks to the use of the most modern equipment, including the use of endoscopic methods, which allow surgical intervention in a minimally traumatic way for the patient.
Such results were achieved even despite the decrease in the number of planned operations associated with the pandemic and the conversion of many hospitals to work with coronavirus infection.
“Specialists in Moscow clinics are increasingly performing minimally invasive surgeries that promote quick recovery and allow patients to spend less time in the hospital. Over the past few years, the number of such transactions has increased to 72.5 percent – almost double the number in 2015. This reduces the risk to the health of patients and significantly shortens the time of hospitalization and postoperative rehabilitation, ”said the head physician of the Botkin Hospital, Alexei Shabunin.
In 2020, in Moscow clinics, surgeons and endoscopists have routinely and urgently provided medical care to more than 200 thousand patients, performed over 170 thousand surgical and endoscopic operations. At the same time, over the past three months, in most hospitals, which returned to normal work in the fall after re-profiling to receive patients with COVID-19, the number of operations returned to the previous level observed before the pandemic.
In 2020, there were other positive changes in the work of the surgical service of the capital. Thanks to the advanced training of outpatient surgeons, it was possible to significantly reduce the number of hospitalizations – some patients could receive the necessary assistance on an outpatient basis. Thus, in short-term hospitals deployed in 17 large clinics, almost 10 thousand operations were performed, which amounted to 16 percent of all planned surgical operations.
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