With the support of the Children Cancer Foundation the patient care provided at the GYEK Paediatric Surgery Department to children has been expended by new therapeutic possibilities. The donated medical device with an extremely high value has been handed over by Mr. István Balogh, the President of our Foundation in the frame of an official ceremony held yesterday. The gift was well received by Dr. Csiba Gábor Director Head Surgeon and Professor Dr. Barkai László Institution Leader Head Surgeon. Dr. Réti Gyula Department Leader Head Surgeon, Dr. Papp János Head Surgeon and Dr. Tóth László Consultant to the Director also attended the event.
Dr. Tóth László, Consultant to the Director; Prof. Dr. Barkai László, Institution Leader Head Surgeon; Balogh István, President of the Children Cancer Foundation, Dr. Csiba Gábor, Director Head Surgeon
At the press conference the President of our Foundation emphasized that the Foundation had been giving special attention to the care of children suffering from cancer in this region, so far the Foundation had granted donations to the hospital in a total value of 172 million HUF. The currently requested and handed over devices, relating to the development of medical device range, will be used for surgical treatments of children.
Dr. Réti Gyula said that the laparoscope devices will significantly reduce the operational burden on the young patients, as instead of long excavating operations involving cuts in the abdominal wall the operations can be carried out now through a tiny wound of few millimetres.
The new endoscope tower and endoscope devices represent the currently available most up-to-date technology. Within the operated area these devices enable the accurate separation of cancerous and healthy tissues, thus the surgical interventions are more accurate. We have also purchased the smallest possible endoscope devices for operations to be carried out on newborn babies and infants without cutting the abdominal wall.
Mr. István Balogh, the President of the Children Cancer Foundation hands over the endoscope tower, representing the currently available most up-to-date technology to Dr. Réti Gyula Department Leader Head Surgeon.
Dr. Csiba Gábor added that with the help of the new devices also those surgical procedures can be applied, which were previously only available in adult surgery.
In the surgical operating theatre a new, state-of-the-art lighting device equipped with a high-resolution central camera was also added as part of the donated package, which replaced a 30 year old, outdated lighting equipment.
Our Foundation during its 17 years of operation supported paediatric oncology treatment and the medical care of children suffering from cancer in Hungary with a total value of 2.97 billion HUF!