Greenslopes Private Hospital is Queensland’s leading robotic surgical unit, and was the first hospital in the state to offer the revolutionary procedures in 2008. Since then our surgeons have performed more than 3,300 robot-assisted procedures, making it one of the busiest sites in Australia.
The Queensland Robotic Centre is located at the hospital, offering cutting edge technology in a range of areas including urology, head and neck surgery, gynaecology, and general surgery.
Greenslopes Private Hospital has recently expanded its robotic surgery program with the latest generation of the da Vinci robotic surgical system. The hospital’s second robot, the da Vinci Xi® (from Intuitive),is the next frontier for minimally invasive surgery.
Surgeons are in complete control of the da Vinci Xi®, which gives them a greater range of motion, added dexterity and precision, extended instrument reach, and improved high-definition 3D vision inside the body thanks to a new endoscope and digital camera system. The new overhead arm architecture and arm joints give greater access to areas of the abdomen, pelvis and chest from multiple directions.
The arrival of the da Vinci Xi® robot means complex surgeries can now be done as minimally invasive procedures through small incisions, rather than as traditional open procedures with a large incision. Unlike laparoscopic procedures, the robot has special instruments that bend and rotate better than the human wrist. These aspects offer substantial benefits to patients including less blood loss, less pain, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery and return to regular activity.
Patients have access to the highest level of expertise and experience using this latest technology, with all our surgeons completing specialised training under the guidance of world leaders.