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Medics at two hospitals in Barcelona operated on two teenagers with congenital heart disorders for the first time with modernised robotic techniques.

For the first time in Spain, robotics has been used in heart surgery on children and teenagers.

Doctors from two different hospitals in Barcelona operated using this state-of-the-art technique on two adolescents who suffer from congenital heart disease.

Up until now, this type of procedure on young patients involved open-heart surgery, which means the surgeon has to make an incision in the subject's chest.

Robotic heart surgery on the other hand is less invasive, reducing post-operational recovery time and aesthetic impact.

Source: EuroNews health