King Edward VII’s Hospital has become the first hospital in the Harley Street district to introduce the latest da Vinci surgical system, the da Vinci Xi robot.
The new system expands the area in which surgeons can operate enabling them to undertake more complex and challenging procedures.
With the addition of its new robotic technology, the hospital has also recently announced a new range of services to provide diagnostics and treatment for a variety of conditions and urological disorders, such as pelvic reconstruction, male infertility and prostate, bladder and kidney cancer.
‘We chose the Xi as we are committed to providing the highest standards of treatment available, and it is currently the most technologically advanced robotic system,’ said Kate Farrow, director of operations at King Edward VII’s Hospital. ‘It allows the surgeon to operate on multi–quadrants, meaning that unlike previous models, the range in which a surgeon can operate within the patient is larger and a wider range of complex procedures can be done.’
‘We look forward to expanding our robotic programme to include colorectal, general and gynaecological surgery,’ Farrow added.