National Center for Minimum Access Surgery

Center specialized in minimally invasive surgery in Cuba The Minimally Invasive Surgery Center of Havana provides medical services to natural adults, residents in Cuba and foreigners. We have nationally certified and internationally endorsed specialists for the use of the most dissimilar minimally invasive procedures, which can face with high resolution guarantee the diseases that are treated.

 This service is also the Postgraduate Education training center for the Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana. In there, national and foreign specialists are trained in basic and advanced minimal access surgery. This unit is in charge of preparing and executing research projects and/or controlled studies for the evaluation of technologies and patents in the field of endoscopic surgery.

Advances in the field of computers, video and endoscopic equipment at the end of the last century made possible the development of endoscopic surgery and video-assisted surgery, which more than a simple technological advance, represents a new approach in surgical therapeutics that has revolutionized medical sciences in general and in particular surgical specialties and other hitherto non-surgical specialties such as gastroenterology and rheumatology.

In addition to the advantages of Minimal Access Surgery, such as less postoperative pain, less immunological damage and lower complication rate, shorter hospital stay and faster return to normal activities, there are also the results of the surgery itself with evident cosmetic results.

Cuba has a national surgery network, with accessibility to the minimal access technique. This makes the country a pioneer in this technique.

With 119 services distributed throughout the national territory, this network has among its priorities the development of each one of the surgical specialties, as part of the policy of advancement in the techniques of minimum access on the Island.

To date, this Service has performed more than 30,000 thousand surgeries in various specialties by a highly valued medical team. It is also the teaching scenario that trains specialists in this medical specialty of minimal access surgery.

There are nine specialties performed according to international standards, such as: general surgery, gynecology, urology, gastroenterology, imaging or interventional radiology, cosmetic surgery, otorhinolaryngology, neurosurgery, and of course, anesthesia, which serves as a support for all specialties.

The prices are advantageous, which allows a greater number of patients to have access to these services.


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