Cromwell Hospital has installed a da Vinci X Robot to enhance its surgical strategy and complex surgical programmes.

The robot, which will be in place from November, provides surgeons with superior visualisation, enhanced vision, and greater precision and control.

The da Vinci Surgical System allows the surgeon to perform complex surgical procedures. The surgeon sits at a console in the operating theatre, viewing live 3D images of the patient’s inner organs.

Using hand and foot controls, the surgeon manipulates the camera system and miniature instruments inside the patient’s body, allowing extremely precise and delicate surgery to be performed through tiny incisions.

The types of surgery the da Vinci X can be used for include; urology, gynaecology, general surgery, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) surgery, head, neck and throat surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

The benefits of robotic-assisted surgery can include faster recovery time, less chance of scarring and tissue loss, and less blood loss.

Professor Long Jiao, Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon, said; “The past three decades have witnessed the rapid emergence of minimally invasive surgery, of which robotic surgery is a key enabler.

Robotic surgery is a highly advanced technological tool, and the da Vinci robot is undoubtedly the most recognised system for robotic surgery in the world, offering huge benefits to both patients and surgeons alike.

We are all really excited about the installation of the da Vinci X  at Cromwell Hospital and it’s potential role in establishing the hospital as a leader in the field of robotic surgery.”

Philip Luce, Hospital Director, Cromwell Hospital, said; “By expanding our surgical programme to include robotics, we’re demonstrating our ongoing dedication to healthcare innovation and achieving clinical excellence.”

“We are always looking for ways in which we can continue providing our patients with first-class care, and by installing the da Vinci X Robot we are committing to having the most advanced equipment for both patients and surgeons.”