After Gosford Private Hospital’s $3.5Million investment last year in the Da Vinci XI by Intuitive, many highly skilled surgeons have trained and observed the use of the heralded technology.
Gosford Private Hospital welcomed Professor Jamie Cannon, an internationally renowned leader in minimally invasive approached to colorectal disease, with an emphasis on robotics, colorectal cancer and sphincter-sparing operations. Who was visiting the hospital from Alabama to observe Dr Peter Stewart perform a colorectal surgery using the Da Vinci Robot.
When Prof Cannon was asked about the main benefits of utilising the Robot, she explained the operation previously would have to have been performed by an open colectomy, long cut (incision) on the stomach.
“The Da Vinci allows small incisions, less invasive, and significantly reduced recovery periods for the patient” Says Professor Jamie Cannon.
It translates the surgeons hand movements at the console in real time, allowing intuitive motion which moves like the human hand, but with greater range of motion, while also providing highly magnified, 3D high-definition views of the surgical area.
Dr Peter Stewart spoke about the ability to perform the surgery with much greater precision. Through smaller instrument sizes, it enables surgeons to operate through a few small incisions and the system comprises of a surgeon console, patient cart and vision cart.
“Gosford Private Hospital is committed to providing world class facilities, services and specialists.” said Gosford Private Hospital CEO, Michael Mitchell.
Prof Jamie Cannon continued on from her observations at the hospital to present a talk on minimally invasive approaches to colorectal disease in Sydney that evening.