Saudi Hospital Achieves Milestone in Robotic Cardiac Surgeries with Astonishing Survival Rate

In a groundbreaking development, Saudi Arabia’s prestigious King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) has successfully completed a remarkable 400 robotic cardiac surgeries with an impressive 98% survival rate since launching its pioneering program in February 2019.


The Robotic Cardiac Surgery Program at KFSH&RC has not only revolutionized cardiac care but has also set a new benchmark in medical excellence. Starting with 105 procedures in its inaugural year, the program has expanded its scope to encompass a wide array of specialties including general surgery, cardiology, urology, and transplants, establishing itself as a global leader in robotic surgical innovations.


Internationally acclaimed, KFSH&RC’s achievements in robotic heart surgeries rival those of leading institutions in the United States. Ranked among the top five globally by American Global Medical Surgical Robotics (GMSR), the hospital stands out particularly for its stellar performance in robotic aortic valve replacement (AVR), securing the second spot worldwide.


The hospital credits robotic technology for significantly enhancing patient outcomes, reducing the necessity for blood transfusions and minimizing mechanical ventilation time. Moreover, patients benefit from shorter hospital stays, slashed by more than half, translating into a substantial 40% reduction in healthcare costs.
While robotic surgery offers undeniable advantages in patient care and recovery, it’s noteworthy that the initial investment in robotic equipment can lead to higher procedural costs compared to traditional open surgeries, as highlighted by recent studies.


Witness the future of surgical excellence unfold as KFSH&RC continues to push boundaries and redefine healthcare standards on a global scale.

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