Greenslopes Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Latest Technology

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.

Greenslopes Private Hospital is proud to achieve milestones for Queensland’s healthcare sector using the latest advancements in technology.

It was Queensland’s first hospital to:

  • host a robotically-assisted prostatectomy;
  • host a robotically-assisted single site cholecystectomy (remove diseased gallbladders);
  • host a robotic distal pancreatectomy (remove a tumour from the bottom section of the pancreas);
  • host a single site robotic hysterectomy;
  • host transoral robotic surgery to remove mouth and throat cancers (reduce the likelihood of patients’ need for chemotherapy and radiation treatment, and has a faster patient recovery time);
  • host a robotic sacrocolpopexy (correct vaginal vault prolapse after a hysterectomy);
  • use a rechargeable implanted neurostimulation system for the treatment of chronic pain;
  • and offer Fibroscan, a non-invasive and painless technique for measuring the degree of liver fibrosis.

Patients can now receive safer and more accurate treatment for life-threatening conditions, through revolutionary technology at Greenslopes Private Hospital. A new dedicated neuro and spinal surgery theatre offers Queensland’s only diagnostic quality CT scanner, Airo.

The mobile imaging system, created by German medical technology company Brainlab, helps with the treatment of brain tumours and spine disorders. It has the unique ability to perform scans during surgery to assess the degree to which certain tumours have been removed. For more information about the Airo, click here

Our skilled cardiac surgeons treat cardiovascular and cardiothoracic conditions using the latest technology and techniques available. Greenslopes Private Hospital is one of Australia’s highest volume centres for the “Watchman” - a small implantable device designed to prevent stroke in patients with Atrial Fibrillation. The breakthrough procedure was performed for the first time in Queensland at Greenslopes in 2010, and has helped prevent strokes in thousands of people.

In another Queensland first, Greenslopes Private Hospital began offering the Carto 3D mapping and navigation system in 2005. It guides precise locations of catheter positions in patients with heart rhythm problems.

Our cardiologists also offer patients new subcutaneous defibrillators, which involve a less invasive procedure. The S-ICD is implanted just below the skin, while the lead is implanted along the breastbone (rather than through a vein and into the heart). This leaves the heart and blood vessels intact, and is performed on patients at risk of a sudden cardiac arrest. For more information, click here

Brainlab Airo