Sur­gi­cal ro­bot on the cut­ting edge

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

HOL­LY­WOOD Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal is the first in WA to invest in the new­est ad­di­tion to the da Vinci line of ro­botic sur­gi­cal sys­tems.

The hos­pi­tal re­cently ac­quired the da Vinci Xi Sur­gi­cal Sys­tem, the most ad­vanced sur­gi­cal ro­bot in Aus­tralia.

Last month, the hos­pi­tal held a launch day where com­mu­nity mem­bers and staff could learn more about the sys­tem.

Two sci­ence classes from Hol­ly­wood Pri­mary School at­tended.

They learnt more about the sci­ence be­hind the ro­bot, the role it plays in surgery and were given the op­por­tu­nity to take the con­trols and test their mo­tor skills.

Hol­ly­wood Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal chief ex­ec­u­tive Peter Mott said the hos­pi­tal had a long­stand­ing re­la­tion­ship with the pri­mary school and wel­comed op­por­tu­ni­ties to as­sist with ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams and ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties.

“It was fan­tas­tic to see the chil­dren so en­thu­si­as­tic to learn about new tech­nol­ogy,” Mr Motts said.

“We hope the visit to see the ro­bot has in­spired some bud­ding young health­care pro­fes­sion­als who we may see work­ing at Hol­ly­wood in the fu­ture.”

The mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar in­vest­ment in the ro­botic sur­gi­cal sys­tem rep­re­sents a con­tin­u­a­tion of the hos­pi­tal’s fo­cus on se­cur­ing state-of-the-art med­i­cal tech­nol­ogy and equip­ment.

“Our sur­geons will utilise the da Vinci Xi to en­hance clin­i­cal out­comes for our pa­tients across mul­ti­ple spe­cialty ar­eas in­clud­ing urol­ogy, ear, nose and throat surgery, gy­nae­col­ogy and gen­eral surgery,” Mr Mott said.

“The in­tro­duc­tion of tech­nol­ogy like the da Vinci Xi is one of many tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tions planned over the next few years.”

The pur­chase of the da Vinci Xi com­ple­ments a $74.1 mil­lion in­fra­struc­ture project at the hos­pi­tal in­cor­po­rat­ing six ad­di­tional op­er­at­ing the­atres, two new wards, 30 new men­tal health beds, more park­ing bays and a new kitchen.

Hol­ly­wood Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal chief ex­ec­u­tive Peter Mott with the da Vinci Xi.

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