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HOMS urologist becomes first in DR to perform prostate cancer robotic surgery

Dr. Marcos Arias, a member of the urology team at the Metropolitan Hospital of Santiago -HOMS- became the first Dominican doctor to perform robotic surgery against prostate cancer in the Dominican Republic.

“Robotic surgery is the biggest advance in terms of minimally invasive surgery. Here at HOMS, we have the Da Vinci robotic system, which allows the patient to benefit from a much more delicate and accurate surgery, ensuring optimal oncological results, said Dr. Arias.

According to the specialist, with this type of procedure, there is less risk of bleeding, less pain, less need for medication, and less hospital stay.

Dr. Arias prowess was achieved after a year of training and accredited as a robotic urologist by Intuitive Surgical and continuous training by world-renowned robotic urologists such as Dr. David Samadi and Dr. Ronald Cadillo.

HOMS cirugía robótica de próstata 2
Dr. Marcos Arias, robotic urological surgeon of HOMS

Precisely, Dr. David Samadi, who initiated the program of robotic surgery at HOMS, is an expert in the treatment of prostate cancer, chief of urology, and head of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, and serves as an advisor and collaborator of the HOMS.

In addition, he participates in the training and supervision of urologists and prostate surgeons in the United States and internationally.

Medicine in the technological vanguard

“We have a team of top-level urologists, who are always at the forefront of technology, who every day do a very appreciable work for the health of males in our country,” said Dr. Hector Sanchez Navarro, sub-director general of HOMS and director of the robotic surgery program.

He also thanked the urologists of HOMS, the region, and called the entire medical society to celebrate the accomplishment.

Paciente intervenido con cirugía robótica en el HOMS
Luciano Pérez, prostate cancer patient treated with robotic surgery at HOMS.

The hospital sustains that with this medical advance, “HOMS reaffirms its commitment to provide a better service to its patients, so that the Dominican population, regardless of their socioeconomic status, can access high-tech services with high-quality standards and health care.


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