Cromwell Hospital has welcomed a new helper to treat patients needing complex surgery – a da Vinci Xi Robot.
The surgical system can be used for gynaecology, urology, general surgery and colorectal procedures.
It is the most advanced robot of its kind and is an upgraded version of the Cromwell’s previous da Vinci robot – the ‘X’.
Gynaecologist Mr Amer Raza said: ‘Robots are new to gynaecology and we’re one of the few hospitals in London to use the da Vinci Xi for our gynaecology procedures.
‘The accuracy and precision of the robot works really well for keyhole procedures such as hysterectomies, complex endometriosis and large fibroids surgery.
‘Using the da Vinci Xi reduces trauma, bleeding, pain and scarring, meaning our patients are able to leave hospital and recover from the surgery quickly.’