Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
In 2008, our newborn and Pediatric Surgery Center opened and since then has treated many heart, pulmonary, brain and neurology, urology, and other conditions, for our patients. Our surgeons have performed minimally invasive surgical procedures for many newborn and children in need.
The representative surgeons learned many new MIS surgical practices that are performed at Doernbecher Hospital in USA. The surgical team includes nurses and other healthcare professionals, all of whom enjoyed interprofessional discussions and exchanging of experiences. The goal is to improve post-surgical outcome, reduce pain and discomfort and minimize recovery time.
Dr. Robot – the future of telemedicine
Dr. Robot is a huge step in the field of telemedicine, especially considering the upcoming advances in pediatric medical ground and air transportation services. Dr. Robot is a portable device that integrates the medical equipment so that we can bring the expertise to the patients in a timely fashion. Doctors on both ends can have a better visual assessment, improve the triage of these critically-ill children and improve resuscitation especially during transportation. Doernbecher brought a team specializing in medical transportation to demonstrate Dr. Robot with both the Doernbecher and Samitivej teams exchanging their case knowledge and experiences.
New Pediatric Progressive Care Unit (PPCU)
The collaboration has led to further improvement in the quality of life for patients with chronic conditions. Doernbecher inspired us to develop an additional special unit for patients who are not in need of critical care, but are not yet ready to be moved to the regular ward. The Pediatric Progressive Care Unit (PPCU) will provide both individual and group rehabilitation sessions for patients, and will allow parents to stay with their child. With this arrangement, patients can receive emotional support from their families while still getting attentive care from the medical team. The new PPCU will open in 2017.