The London Clinic, a private hospital and charity on London’s Harley Street, is the first private hospital in the UK to launch a specialist robotics centre, called The London Clinic Centre for Robotics.
It has been created to support consultants to deliver the best possible surgical outcomes for patients in varied specialty areas such as urology, orthopaedics, gastrointestinal, colorectal, ENT and gynaecology.
The key aims for The London Clinic Centre for Robotics are:
- Deliver precision, high quality surgery for patients
- Use a multi-disciplinary approach
- Commission new technologies
- Share outcomes within the wider healthcare community
- Train the next generation of robotic surgeons
- Encourage internal audit and good clinical governance
The London Clinic was the first private hospital in the UK to trial and offer robotic surgery to patients with prostate cancer using the da Vinci Surgical System in 2005. In 2018 the clinic added a second robot - the NAVIO - for precision knee surgery.
"The London Clinic’s leadership team are committed to supporting our consultants and working with them in partnership, to ensure we remain at the frontline of robotics,” said Al Russell, chief executive of The London Clinic.
“Our hospital was the first private hospital in the UK to offer robotic surgery to patients in 2005. Now many other hospitals have followed this example. This new centre is an important part of our strategic plan and a good example of The London Clinic’s charitable purpose of advancing healthcare and sharing expertise."