St George Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Robotic Surgery

Xi Da Vinci Robot is here...

St George Private Hospital is delighted to be one of the first hospitals in Sydney to have the latest da Vinci® Xi robotic surgical system, a culmination of 25 years of robotic experience.

The latest da Vinci® Xi robot is optimized for complex surgery featuring revolutionary anatomical access, crystal clear 3DHD vision, and a platform designed to seamlessly integrate future innovations.

The da Vinci® Xi Surgical System enables our skilled surgeons to provide patients with minimally invasive surgical options. This new generation of surgical technique complements our comprehensive existing range of treatments and services.

St George Private Hospital offers robotic surgery for:

  • Urological conditions
  • General surgical conditions
  • Colorectal conditions

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Robotic Procedures

The da Vinci® Xi Technology- The surgical system

  • The da Vinci® Surgical System is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology. The system allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site.
  • The da Vinci® System enhances surgical capabilities by enabling the performance of complex surgeries through tiny surgical openings. The system cannot be programmed nor can it make decisions on its own. The da Vinci ® System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from the surgeon.
  • da Vinci® – Eliminates Laparoscopic Compromises

The da VinciĀ® Technology

Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the prostate. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). The prostate gland produces fluid that makes up part of the semen.

Treatment options and prognosis depend on the stage of the cancer, the Gleason score, and the patient’s age and general health. With greater public awareness, early detection is on the rise and mortality rates are declining.

Additionally, new advances in medical technology are enabling cancer victims to go on to live active and productive lives after their treatment. Consult with your doctor for advice on the options that are available to treat your specific condition.

One of the most common treatments for prostate cancer involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland, known as radical prostatectomy. Traditionally radical prostatectomy requires a large, 8-10 inch incision.

If your doctor recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, less invasive surgical procedure called da Vinci® Prostatectomy. This procedure incorporates a state-of-the-art surgical system that helps your surgeon see vital anatomical structures more clearly and to perform a more precise surgical procedure. The da Vinci® Surgical System has been successfully used in thousands of prostate cancer procedures worldwide.

da Vinci® Prostatectomy is the most predominant standard of care in Australia for prostate cancer. 47% of prostatectomies are being done this way compared to 43% being done through open approaches and 10% through laparoscopic approaches (Peter MacCallum study).

For most patients, da Vinci® Prostatectomy has been shown to offer numerous potential benefits including:

  • Reduced scarring
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Reduced transfusion rate
  • Reduced pain
  • Shorter hospital stay, and
  • Earlier return to work

As with any surgical procedure, these benefits cannot be guaranteed as surgery is both patient and procedure specific.

St George Private Hospital is pleased to offer the latest treatment option for prostate cancer.

Robotic Specialists