A new colorectal robotics service has been unveiled at King Edward VII’s hospital in London.
It will use robotic and digital technologies for precise, minimally invasive procedures for patients with colorectal cancers, benign colorectal conditions and hernias.
The service, delivered by the Precision Surgery Group, will be led by four colorectal surgeons.
The team includes Mr Danilo Miskovic and Mr Charles Evans, both proctors, who have trained other surgeons, and they have performed over 500 major robotic colorectal procedures.
They work with the da Vinci Xi robot and skilled surgical and nursing teams, to improve the patient outcomes with faster recovery times.
Consultant colorectal surgeon Mr James Kinross said: “As surgeons we are always striving for the best possible outcomes for our patients, and we strongly believe that this means using a digital, data-driven approach, as well as the best in surgical expertise and robotic technologies”.
Mr Alexander Von Roon, clinical director for general surgery at King Edward VII’s, said: “Coming together as a team to deliver this service provides specific advantages. Not only does it improve the quality of care, but it allows us to collect important outcomes data using new digital technologies.
“This is a key teaching tool that not only aids us in driving innovation safely forward, but it standardises best practice and most importantly, improves the quality of our patients’ lives as well as their outcomes.”
Lindsey Condron, chief executive at King Edward VII’s Hospital commented: “The establishment of our new colorectal robotics service combines the latest technology with the UK’s leading colorectal experts. This investment will improve patient outcomes and further enhance quality and safety. The new service is part of a broader plan for the hospital, strengthening King Edward VII’s Hospital’s reputation as a centre of excellence in key clinical specialities.
“At King Edward VII’s we are committed to ensuring clinical and surgical excellence for our patients, as well as setting standards in colorectal robotics for years to come.”