In November 2020, Professor Thierry de Baere and his team at Gustave Roussy Hospital (Therapeutic Imaging Department) successfully treated a patient with liver tumor on an outpatient basis using Quantum Surgical’s Epione® medical robot.
“Minimally invasive” interventions, which involves, among other factors, smaller incisions and adapted anesthesia methods compared to the so-called “conventional” procedures, reduces postoperative risks and patients, in turn, see a shorter recovery time. Outpatient surgery allows a person to return home on the same day that a surgical procedure is performed.
The development of outpatient interventions is a real step forward in terms of quality of care for patients. Unfortunately, this procedure is still not sufficiently developed in the World even though it could be convenient for many patients.
The Epione® platform aims to increase the number of patients who can benefit from percutaneous ablation of liver tumors (a minimally invasive treatment in which a needle is inserted through the skin to the lesion to burn it).
The first ambulatory patient treated with the assistance of Epione® is a key milestone for Quantum Surgical, as it illustrates the potential of its technology to contribute to value-based medicine through the development of outpatient care.