Gosford Private launches robotic surgery

Gosford Private Hospital CEO, Matt Kelly, checks out the new equipment

Gosford Private Hospital is now home to a state-of-the art robotic assisted surgical system, which will enable patients to stay on the Coast to experience minimally invasive procedures.

The da Vinci Xi by Intuitive reflects a $3.5M investment in surgical technology for the Coast.

Chief Executive Officer of Gosford Private Hospital and Healthe Care Australia Regional Manager, Matt Kelly, said the arrival of the system heralded an incredibly exciting new chapter for the hospital.

“We currently have more than 10 highly trained and skilled specialists who will be among the first to use this new robot technology at Gosford Private Hospital,” Matt Kelly said.

“They’ll conduct surgical procedures in the specialties of Urology, General Surgery, Colorectal, Cardiothoracic, and Gynaecology.

“Our Central Coast community deserves world class health care and this new system is just further proof that residents need not travel to Sydney to experience industry leading surgical procedures.”

The da Vinci Xi surgical system assists surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery with an advanced set of instruments and a 3D high-definition view of the surgical field.

It translates the surgeon’s hand movements at the console in real time, allowing intuitive motion which moves like the human hand, but with a greater range of motion, while also providing highly magnified, 3D high-definition views of the surgical area.

Through smaller instrument sizes, it enables surgeons to operate through a few small incisions and the system comprises a surgeon console, patient cart and vision cart.

The da Vinci Xi system will be installed in a new, state-of-the-art operating theatre, which has been developed as part of the $32M Gosford Private Hospital re-development.

It is expected to be operational within coming months.

Source:
Media release, Jul 1
Healthe Care

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