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Brain Institute in Rio de Janeiro will perform 200 surgeries per month

The increase will only be possible with the operation of the fourth operating room scheduled for the second half of December

 
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Number of outpatients in Brain Institute rose to 566 in October In three months of operation, the State Institute for Brain Paul Niemeyer tripled the number of operations done on the unit
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Number of outpatients in Brain Institute rose to 566 in October
In three months of operation, the State Institute for Brain Paul Niemeyer tripled the number of operations done on the unit

Achieve the goal of 200 surgeries per month is the intention of the State Institute for Brain Paul Niemeyer (IEC), with the commissioning of a fourth operating room scheduled for the second half of December. The IEC was opened in August this year and has achieved significant results in the number of neurological surgeries.

According to data released on Wednesday (6) by the State Department of Health, of the 188 procedures done at the institute, 31 were in the month of August, the number tripled in October, with 95 surgeries. Currently, the average transactions per day varies from six to seven in three surgical centers.

With the opening of the fourth room, which is being prepared to receive the MRI, the hospital plans to increase this number to December According to Paul Niemeyer Filho, director of the IEC, before the opening of the clinic, the state of Rio had necessity of attending to patients with neurological problems that needed not only treatment, but also surgery.

"The demand for care of patients here at the institute has been increasing, because there is a great difficulty, not only in our state but also in other, elective surgery, difficulty SUS [National Health System]. Doing a reference center like this, well equipped and installed, it is natural to start to be a reference, patients begin to be referred to the institute. When this room into operation, the tendency is to further increase the number of patients, "he said.

The number of outpatients in IEC also grew from 42 to 566 in October. The institute brought into the network of public health groundbreaking techniques in the treatment of neurological diseases and modern operating rooms, including two with the ability to do surgery neuronavegacionais, using a computer.

"Before the inauguration of the institute really had a great difficulty in meeting patients, a need to resolve these cases and a huge demand. All we've seen so far has been a success, corresponded to expectations. Really had a great need, in Rio, an institute specialized in the brain, and I think the results will be very good, because the group that works there is very well trained, "said Paul Niemeyer Filho.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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