Bupa Cromwell Hospital has installed a da Vinci X Robot to assist surgeons performing complex surgical procedures.
The da Vinci system, which enables surgeons to perform intricate surgery surgery through tiny incisions by a operating hand and foot controls while viewing live 3-D images of the patient’s organs, leads the way in robotic surgery.
It can be used for a range of procedures including Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary surgery, head, neck and throat surgery and cardiothoracic surgery and offers a number of benefits including faster recovery time.
The Bupa Cromwell will begin using the system to treat the first patients this month.
Hospital director Philip Luce said: ‘By expanding our surgical programme to include robotics, we’re demonstrating our ongoing dedication to healthcare innovation and achieving clinical excellence.
‘We are always looking for ways in which we can continue providing our patients with first-class care, and by installing the da Vinci X Robot we are committing to having the most advanced equipment for both patients and surgeons.’