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The EU assistance will empower Belarusian surgeons

New laparoscopic equipment will be procured for Hrodna University Clinic under the Project “Improving the Life Quality of Cancer Patients in Vilnius and Hrodna Regions”. It will provide for performing minimally traumatic cancer surgeries. Such operations are tolerated more easily than open surgeries, and patients rehabilitate faster.

– As we are dealing with oncology, doctors should be perfectly knowledgeable about the guidelines for successful surgeries, – says the Project Coordinator Alexander Pravorov. Approximately 50 online operation sessions from Vilnius University Clinic, as well as a series of consultations and on-the-job training opportunities sessions will be arranged for our specialists.

The project mainly aims to reinforce the Lithuania-Belarus cooperation, exchange experience in reduction of social isolation and improvement of the cancer patients’ life quality in Vilnius and Hrodna regions, expand access to minimally invasive surgical services in urology, abdominal surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology.

In all, 300 minimally invasive operations are to be performed in Hrodna University Clinic during the project period. The procured equipment will be used after the project completion, as well.

The project is implemented within the framework of the Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus cross-border programme.