The London Clinic launches specialist centre for robotics

Harley Street private hospital launches specialist centre for robotic surgery

The London Clinic Centre for Robotics is the first facility of its kind in the UK

  • The London Clinic in Harley Street is the first UK private hospital to launch a specialist centre for robotic surgery after also being the first private hospital to undertake robotic surgery in 2005
  • The centre is made up of world-leading robotics surgeons, anaesthetists and a specialised nursing team with the aim of delivering the best-possible and innovative surgery for patients, while also sharing expertise about robotic surgery for the wider healthcare community
  • The centre supports cross-specialty surgery including urology, orthopaedics, hepatobiliary, colorectal, ENT and gynaecology with supporting services such as on-site pathology laboratories, 3T MRI, CT scanners and pain control

The centre aims to improve outcomes for patients in a number of specialty areas

The London Clinic is the first private hospital in the UK to launch a specialist robotics centre.

Called The London Clinic Centre for Robotics; it has been created to support consultants to deliver the best-possible surgical outcomes for patients in varied specialty areas such as urology, orthopaedics, gastrointestinal, colorectal, ENT and gynaecology.

The key aims for the centre are:

  • To deliver precision, high-quality surgery for patients
  • To use a multi-disciplinary approach
  • To commission new technologies
  • To share outcomes within the wider healthcare community
  • To train the next generation of robotic surgeons
  • To encourage internal audit and good clinical governance

The clinic was also the first to undertake robotic surgery in 2005

The London Clinic was the first private hospital in the UK to trial and offer robotic surgery to patients with prostate cancer using the da Vinci Surgical System in 2005.

And last year it added a second robot - the NAVIO - for precision knee surgery.

"The London Clinic’s leadership team is committed to supporting our consultants and working with them in partnership to ensure we remain at the frontline of robotics,” says Al Russell, chief executive of The London Clinic.

“Our hospital was the first private hospital in the UK to offer robotic surgery to patients in 2005 and 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.”.

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