The Da Vinci Surgical System was demonstrated in the "Maichin Dom"
On June 27, 2019, the Da Vinci surgical system was demonstrated at the University Hospital for Active Treatment in Obstetrics and Gynecology "Maichin Dom". The event was attended by Patriarch Neofit, the Chair of the National Assembly Tsveta Karayancheva, Minister Kiril Ananiev, Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova, Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria Maya Manolova, Director of "Alexandrovska" Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kostadin Angelov, Dean of the Medical Faculty of the Medical University - Sofia - Art. Cor. Prof. Dr. Ivan Mitov, MD, PhD, colleagues from the university hospitals.
Some of the official guests gave speeches, including Minister Ananiev, Dean of the Medical Faculty and others. In his speech Art. Cor. Prof. Dr. Ivan Mitov highlighted the contribution of the Medicine of Faculty and Medical University in the purchase of the robotic surgical system. The Faculty of Medicine with the active assistance of Prof. Dr. Viktor Zlatkov, PhD Rector of the Medical University – Sofia provided financial assistance: "Congratulations to the University Hospital "Maichin Dom", the hospital and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Urology and Surgery of the University Hospital "Aleksandrovska" for putting into operation the robotic surgical system Da Vinci. It's been almost three years since the birth of the idea of purchasing the robotic surgical system. Due to the significant price of the robotic surgical system to the Medical Faculty, a mechanism had to be found to unite the efforts of several institutions - the Medical Faculty at the Medical University- Sofia, the Ministry of Health and the University Hospital "Maichin Dom”. With the purchase of the Da Vinci robot, we are introducing highly innovative medicine into the practice of our leading University Hospitals and Surgery Departments at the Faculty of Medicine. For the MF, this is the largest single investment in equipment over the last 30 years and therefore we expect the corresponding return on education of hundreds of Bulgarian and foreign students and specialists in the surgical specialties.”
With the training of Medical Faculties lecturers working with the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, the faculty will be one of the leading positions in the education of students and PhD students in surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and urology, which is a significant investment in the future of the medical education in Bulgaria.