The London Clinic introduces new robotic surgical system

The London Clinic team with the da Vinci Xi Surgical System

The London Clinic has introduced a new robotic surgical system into its Harley Street hospital.

The da Vinci Xi Surgical System is a computer enhanced surgical robot designed to mimic a surgeon’s hand and wrist movements for improved accuracy.

Professor Prokar Dasgupta, urology consultant and The London Clinic’s robotics lead, said: ‘I am thrilled that the new da Vinci Xi has arrived. We have had every version of this robot since it’s early days 15 years ago. It puts us at the cutting edge of key hole surgery across multiple surgical disciplines, for the greater benefit of our patients.’

Al Russell, chief executive of The London Clinic added: ‘We will continue to invest in innovation, education and training in our pursuit of advancing healthcare for the benefit of the wider community.’

The introduction of da Vinci surgical systems has been seen across a number of hospital groups in the past year.

In November, Bupa Cromwell Hospital installed a da Vinci X Robot to assist surgeons, while King Edward VII’s Hospital installed its own da Vinci Xi robot, becoming the first hospital in the Harley Street district to do so.