PLA robot-assisted surgery training base established

Under the approval of the Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China and the General Logistics Department of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the National Robot-Assisted Heart Operation Training Base and the PLA Robot-Assisted Surgery Training Base were officially established at the PLA General Hospital on February 18, 2012.

Meanwhile, the International Da Vinci Robot-Assisted Surgery Training Base and the Asian Robot-Assisted Surgery Association were also inaugurated at this hospital.

The establishment of the three major training bases and the Asian Robot-Assisted Surgery Association will promote the rapid and healthy development of robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery in China for the benefits of more global patients.

By Wang Jirong and Luo Wang