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Our robotic future

Dec 12, 2016

Surgeons have reached a new milestone with Greenslopes Private Hospital’s second robot. The Da Vinci Xi is the most current generation of devices for robotic procedures, and provides more access to advanced minimally invasive surgical options.

Dr Simon Wood has performed the hospital’s 100th operation using the new machine, which arrived in the first half of 2016. This takes the total number of robotic surgeries to more than 3,500 in just eight years.

Greenslopes Private Hospital was the first hospital in Queensland to offer robotic surgery in 2008, and continues to drive excellence in patient outcomes with the arrival of its second machine.

Compared to traditional open surgery or laparoscopic procedures, the Da Vinci Xi offers patients smaller incisions, less risk of infection and pain, and quicker recovery time.

Greenslopes is one of the busiest and fastest growing robotic surgery sites in Australia across a wide variety of specialty surgical areas, including:

  • Urology (e.g. prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, partial cystectomy, cystectomy)
  • Gynaecology (e.g. hysterectomy, ovarian cystectomy, lymph node dissection)
  • General surgery (e.g. sigmoid colectomy)
  • Colorectal surgery (e.g. inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel disorders)
  • Hepatobiliary surgery (e.g. distal pancreatectomy)
  • Other cancers (e.g. pancreaticoduodenectomy)