King Edward VII’s Hospital showcases £2m robot-assisted surgery

Paul Cathcart, consultant urological surgeon at King Edward VII’s Hospital

A £2m robotic surgical system capable of performing the most complex prostate surgery has been showcased by King Edward VII’s Hospital at the EAU Robotic Urology Section virtual conference.

The da Vinci Xi robot was used alongside consultant urological surgeon Paul Cathcart to successfully complete a salvage prostatectomy, in front of medical specialists and fellows around the world at the EAU Robotic Urology Section, in conjunction with the German Society of Robotic Urology, virtual conference.

‘The procedure was particularly challenging due to the amount of scarring and toxicity of the tissue in the affected area, but we were able to preserve the urethral length as well as potency and continency, hugely important for quality of life for the patient,’ said Cathcart. 

Lindsey Condron, chief executive at King Edward VII’s Hospital, added: ‘The hospital has made significant investments in state-of-the-art technologies in recent years; particularly in developing a centre of surgical and clinical excellence in urology.  

‘When inviting consultants to join our team, we prioritise clinical excellence and reputation, hand-picking the leaders in their field who are involved in mentoring the next generation.