TLC opens centre for robotic surgery

The London Clinic has opened a new centre for robotic surgery

The London Clinic (TLC) has launched a specialist centre for robotic surgery at its Harley Street site in a UK first for the private hospital sector.

TLC, which was also the first private hospital to undertake robotic surgery in 2005, said The London Clinic Centre for Robotics would take a multi-disciplinary approach to robotic innovation and would share its expertise and outcomes with the wider health community.

The centre comprises world-leading robotics surgeons, anaesthetists and a specialised nursing team supporting cross-specialty surgery, including urology, orthopaedics, hepatobiliary, colorectal, ENT and gynaecology.

As well as delivering precision surgery for patients, the Centre will commission new technologies, provide training for robotic surgeons and encourage internal audit and good clinical governance.

TLC CEO Al Russell said: ‘The London Clinic’s leadership team are committed to supporting our consultants and working with them in partnership, to ensure we remain at the frontline of robotics.

‘Our hospital was the first private hospital in the UK to offer robotic surgery to patients in 2005. Now many other hospitals have followed this example. This new centre is an important part of our strategic plan and a good example of The London Clinic’s charitable purpose of advancing healthcare and sharing expertise.’