In 1993, Professor Omid Abri, a visionary in medicine and a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive surgery, co-founded the S+A Klinik für MIC GmbH.
It was to become the very first specialized hospital for minimally invasive surgery with an operating theatre specifically equipped for this novel type of surgery. Being a future landmark for medicine and economy in Berlin, the unique project of building such a hospital was emphatically supported by many, including the Senate for Economics and Technology.
After many years on intense work and preparation the hospital started operating as a public hospital registered in the hospital plan in 1997.
In the years that followed, intensive efforts were made to perfect the workflow. The focus has always been on a patient-centred service model with increasing digitalization and optimization of value creation, always focusing on the needs of patients and staff.
The hospital’s philosophy was born: to embrace efficiency and the core competence of each individual employee.
A central point of these activities led to the development of a new operating room concept for the standardisation, categorisation and modularisation of operating theatres.
This was the world’s first fully implemented operating room for minimally invasive surgery.
In 2000, the MIC was equipped with the most modern operating theatre in the world. With OR1™, the visionary design of a surgical concept for minimally invasive surgery becoming reality: A fully integrated OR, centrally controlled and supervised, in which surgical procedures and routine work are optimized and simplified to equal measures.
Whereas in November 1999 the MIC performed about 1400 operations with twenty licensed beds, today, with sixty beds, it performs more than 6800 operations per year with a utilization rate of more than 90%. Despite the high procedural density, the individual patient has always been the focus of attention. In 2012, this approach culminated in top marks in a nationwide survey on patient satisfaction and safety. Since then, these top marks have been achieved annually.
Prof. Dr. med. Omid Abri