Health

100th robotic surgery undertaken at Geelong Private Hospital

Since the introduction of the da Vinci Xi robot in April 2016, Geelong Private Hospital has completed 100 procedures using this state-of-the-art surgical device.

The 100th procedure took place on Wednesday 30 August 2017, expertly performed by urology specialist Mr Paul Kearns.

The landmark case was celebrated by Geelong Private Hospital’s surgical services team on Wednesday afternoon, with theatre nurses and technicians enjoying a special robot cake to mark the occasion.

Over the past 16 months, the da Vinci Xi robot has changed the face of surgery for gynecological and urological patients in the Geelong community, providing doctors the ability to see more enhanced operative images and ensuring quicker recovery times for patients.

“In our local community we continue to see an increase in the number of eligible patients that would benefit from the robot technology. The da Vinci Xi has provided a more streamlined surgical process and secures better healthcare outcomes for our patients,” said Janine Haigh, Geelong Private Hospital’s General Manager.

With the benefits of robotic surgeries becoming increasingly apparent, the hospital charges no additional out-of-pocket fees for robotic cases.

Geelong Private Hospital recently engaged with Barwon Health in a public-private partnership, a first for the Geelong area, which provided dedicated weekly surgical blocks with the da Vinci Xi robot for public patients.

With technological advancement within the healthcare industry continuing to evolve, Geelong Private Hospital looks forward to continue serving the local community with the latest in state-of-the-art surgical services.