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Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Centre is one of the biggest Federal medical institution of the Russian Federation majoring in high-tech medical care rendering.

The outpatient hospital of the Centre is annually visited by 110 000 patients and 18 000 patients are treated at the inpatient hospital annually.

Since 2000 the volume of high-tech medical care in the Centre clinic has grown up for 28 times (421 in 2000, 11714 — in 2013). The number of high-tech medical care profiles increased from 1 to 23.

Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Centre performs all types of surgical procedures on heart and blood vessels, including children from the first days of birth, the number of operations on aorta and its branches increased.

The Centre successfully develops the use of robotic operations; at present robot-assisted operations are being performed in the following profiles: obstetrics and gynecology, thoracic surgery, abdominal surgery, oncology (in 2013 — 110). In cardiovascular surgery robot-assisted operations started to be performed on daVinci robotic complex in patients with complex arrhythmias and in mammary-coronary bypass surgery.

58 bone marrow transplantations and 5 heart transplantation operations are carried out successfully in 2013 in the Centre. According to the profile of “Neurosurgery” it was performed 266 operations with neuroendocrine brain tumors and extra cranial vessels. According the profile of “Neurosurgery/1,2” 20 operations were performed.

Various methods of hemodynamic mechanical support are widely used (including Impella recovery system). Blood saving technology is used in operations with vehicles for intra — and postoperative auto transfusion of blood Сellsaver, methods of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

In 2013 the device for maintaining artificial circulation (artificial heart) EXCOR was continuously used as a stage prior to the heart transplantation.
High-tech medical care was delivered to people from 78 regions of the Russian Federation.