Cromwell Hospita installs da Vinci Xi Robot

Bupa’s Cromwell Hospital in London has installed a da Vinci Xi Robot to treat patients requiring complex surgery.

The da Vinci Xi surgical system is widely regarded as the most advanced robot of its kind and can be used for gynaecology, urology, general surgery and colorectal procedures.

An upgraded version of the Cromwell’s previous da Vinci robot, it offers surgeons superior visualisation, enhanced vision, and greater precision and control and flexibility when operating.

Mr Amer Raza, consultant gynaecologist at Cromwell Hospital said: ‘Robots are new to gynaecology, and we’re one of the few hospitals in London to use the da Vinci Xi for our gynaecology procedures.

‘The accuracy and precision of the robot works really well for keyhole procedures such as hysterectomies, complex endometriosis and large fibroids surgery. Using the da Vinci Xi reduces trauma, bleeding, pain and scarring, meaning our patients are able to leave hospital and recover from the surgery quickly.’

Cromwell Hospital CEO Philip Luce said the hospital was committed to providing patients with access to the best equipment and treatments.

‘Using the da Vinci Xi surgical system allows our surgeons to perform complex surgeries through tiny incisions, helping our patients to recover quicker and therefore spend less time in hospital. We’re always looking for new ways in which we can offer world-class care to support our surgeons and our patients, and I’m delighted the da Vinci Xi allows us to do this,’ he said.