Prof Long Jiao (left) with his surgical team after performing their first operation with the da Vinci X robot
Bupa Cromwell Hospital has installed a da Vinci X robot to assist with complex surgery. It can be used in urology, gynaecology, general surgery, hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB), head, neck and throat surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.
Prof Long Jiao, consultant hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon, said consultants and their teams were ‘really excited’ about the installation.
‘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.’