Cuba features a national surgery network and access to minimum access technique, so it’s ranked among the most outstanding countries in these procedures in the region. With 119 service facilities distributed throughout the national territory, this network undergoes a permanent revitalization and modernization process aimed at developing each of the surgical specialties, as part of a policy to foster minimum access techniques on the Island.

Services comprised by the program:

General Surgery

  • Inguinal Hernioplasty. Minimum access
  • Heller Cardiomyotomy. Minimum access (treatment for esophageal achalasia)
  • Funduplicatura. Minimum access (treatment for gastroesophageal reflux and hiatal hernia)
  • Suprarenalectomy. Minimum access
  • Splenectomy. Minimum access
  • Bariatric Surgery. Minimum access
  • Obesity. Gastric Plication. Assessment
  • Obesity. Laparoscopic Gastric Plication
  • Cholecystectomy. Minimum access
  • Colectomy. Minimum access
  • Trans-thorax Sympathectomy. Minimum access
  • Parietal Pleurectomy. Minimum access
  • Resection of pleural mass, lung or mediastinum. Minimum access
  • Resection of bullae and pleurectomy. Minimum access


  • Nephrectomy simple. Minimum access
  • Kidney Cyst Exeresis. Minimum access
  • Pyeloplasty. Minimum access
  • Resection of transurethral prostate. Minimum access
  • Ureterolithotomy. Minimum access


  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. Minimum access surgery
  • Myomectomy
  • Ovarian Cyst Exeresis. Minimum access surgery
  • Electro-fulguration of endometriosis focus
  • Sterilization


  • Resection of hypophisiary tumor
  • Hydrocephalus: premamilary ventriculostomy of the 3rd ventricle
  • CSF fistula repair


  • Nasal Polypectomy. Minimum access surgery
  • Adenoidectomy. Minimum access surgery
  • Endoscopic surgery of intradural nasal tumors
  • Endolaryngeal surgery for benign lesions
  • Endolaryngeal surgery for laryngotracheal estenosis


  • ERCP. Extraction of lithiasis from the PBT
  • Pseudo-cyst drainage. Minimum access surgery
  • ERCP + extraction of lithiasis from the pancreas. Minimum access surgery
  • Endoscopic ampullectomy
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