News / November 2018

Hominis Used in First Transvaginal Robotic Hysterectomy in Belgium

In a first-of-its-kind procedure in Belgium, Dr. Jan Baekelandt of Bonheiden’s Imelda Hospital has performed a transvaginal robotic-assisted hysterectomy using Memic’s Hominis® technology.

Dr. Baekelandt is a pioneering expert in gynecological oncology, and endoscopic and robotic surgery. His research focuses on transvaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (vNOTES), of which he has performed over 800 cases. He introduced vNOTES in Europe, developed the technique of total vaginal NOTES hysterectomy, and was first to perform transvaginal robotic surgery.

Memic’s cutting-edge robotic-assisted surgical technology enables specialists such as Dr. Baekelandt to offer effective, practical solutions for cases that have thus been inoperable using conventional approaches.