Thursday, 26 December 2013 - 07:13
Dutch surgeons to perform 25 free operations
Three cardiac surgeons from the Netherlands will perform 25 heart operations in Belarus. Heart Operation / Wikipedia The surgeries will be conducted by three medical professionals from the cardiology center of Amsterdam for free of charge at the Grodno Regional Teaching Heart Hospital, news website BelTA reports. The Dutch surgeons will also share their knowledge with the local doctors. The Dutch specialists have an extensive experience in conducting such surgeries, and will operate 25 patients together with Belarusian doctors. They will do surgeries for charity and will pay for their accommodation in Grodno out of their own pocket. The interventions to be conducted by the Dutch surgeons are minimally invasive heart surgeries that require outstanding skills, according to head of the Grodno Regional Teaching Heart Hospital Tamara Dolgoshei. “The essence of this kind of treatment is to eliminate the source of arrhythmia by conducting a radiofrequency ablation. Grodno mastered this method a month ago. The hospital purchased the necessary equipment and trained surgeons,” according to Dolgoshei. In addition, the healthcare institution of Grodno will signed a cooperation agreement with Amsterdam healthcare institution. As part of exchange program, a heart surgeon from Grodno will visit the Netherlands for a training course.