The commencement of Robotic Surgery in June 2015 at the Mater Hospital has seen the expansion of operative services. The latest in technology, the new Da Vinci XI has changed the shape of previous robotic surgery due to multi-quadrant accessibility. The Da Vinci XI provides wider application and scope, and is truly multi-speciality to include not only urology, but gynaecology, colorectal, upper GIT and general surgery, with the view to introducing trans-oral surgery.
What does this mean for our patients: the patient results have been extremely optimistic. The outcomes include smaller incisions with significantly less invasive surgery, fewer post-operative complications, reduced pain and decreased hospital stay, furthermore is lower risk to many patients with co-morbidities. Additionally, robotic surgery is a critical component in the Mater’s comprehensive cancer care services.
The acquisition of the latest Da Vinci XI robot has put the Mater Hospital on the leading edge of robotic surgery in NSW.