Unique operations: How high-tech medicine is developing in Moscow

Today high-tech medical assistance is provided at 48 hospitals of the city.

More and more specific and high-tech medical care (HTMC) is provided to Moscow residents each year. This is due to the use of modern MIS techniques, cutting-edge medical equipment and continuous medical training. New technology helps patients spend less time at hospital. Providing HTMC in Moscow was discussed at a Moscow Government Presidium meeting.

Today free high-tech medical aid is available for Moscow residents at 48 hospitals of the city in 20 various fields for more than 1,400 deceases. The leading fields are Cardiovascular surgery (27.5%), Oncology (20.8%), Orthopaedics (18.8%). Last year, over 146,000 patients received HTMC. This is 4.5 times as many as in 2010.

Gamma Knife and Da Vinci robotic system

The number of robot-assisted surgeries is growing. Many of these surgeries are unique. For example, drug-resistant epilepsy patients received first-ever Gamma Knife combined therapy in Russia. The reference act for radiosurgical epilepsy treatment has been developed.

Four da Vinci Surgical Systems have been introduced into Moscow surgeons' everyday practice. This system is mainly used in surgical oncology at City Clinical Hospital No. 31, Spasokukotsky City Clinical Hospital, Botkin City Clinical Hospital and Loginov Moscow Clinical Scientific Centre.

Last year, the Moscow Government provided 2.6 billion roubles for 3D and 4D radiation therapy for the first time. About 7,000 patients had this therapy. Surgeons began to perform bone marrow transplants at Morozov Children’s Hospital and the first liver and kidney transplants were made at Botkin City Clinical Hospital.

New standards

Several Moscow hospitals have introduced a new admission office standards centred around

the ‘doctor-to-patient’ concept. Patients no longer need to visit doctor's offices, as now all hospital resources are made for patients. Another hospital standard is "Open Resuscitation Unit". Now relatives can visit their loved ones at Resuscitation and Intensive Care Units.

25 march 2019