The rise of the robots at King Edward VII unit


(L-R) Surgeons Danilo Miskovic, Charles Evans, Alexander von Roon & James Kinross


Four colorectal surgeons from Precision Surgery Group are delivering a new robotics surgery service at London’s independent King Edward VII’s Hospital. 

The team includes two of the UK’s most experienced surgeons in the field of colorectal robotics, Mr Danilo Miskovic and Mr Charles Evans, with Mr Alexander von Roon and Mr James Kinross.

Between them, the team has performed more than 500 major robotic colorectal procedures and will now work exclusively at the hospital.

Mr Von Roon, clinical director for general surgery at King Edward VII’s, said: ‘Coming together as a team to deliver this service provides specific advantages. Not only does it improve the quality of care, but it allows us to collect important outcomes data using new digital technologies. 

‘This is a key teaching tool that not only aids us in driving innovation safely forward, but it standardises best practice and, most imp­ortantly, improves the quality of our patients’ lives as well as their outcomes.’

Hospital chief executive Lindsey Condron said: ‘This investment will improve patient outcomes and further enhance quality and safety. 

‘The new service is part of a broader plan for the hospital, strengthening King Edward VII’s Hospital’s reputation as a centre of excellence in key clinical specialties.’