The public can come and see a replica and demonstration of Pinderfields Hospital’s brand new surgical robot at an open event next Thursday (29 August).
The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust took delivery of a da Vinci surgical robot earlier in the year, which allows the Trust’s surgical teams to further expand their capacity to provide keyhole specialist surgery for complex, life threatening conditions.
The new da Vinci robot is enabling the Trust’s consultants to conduct prostate, kidney and bowel operations, with minimal intrusions for patients.
The robot is controlled by a surgeon using their hands and feet to control the machine’s four arms with 10 times greater precision than the human hand.
So far the new robot has been used to carry out 38 successful operations.
Consultant Urologist, Mr Mohantha Dooldeniya, along with other Consultant Urologists and Colorectal Surgeons from the Trust, will be talking to the public about the new robot and the benefits it offers to patients.
The addition of the da Vinci robot this year, increases the range of minimally invasive urological and colorectal operations offered at the Trust, and means patients recover quicker and get home to their loved ones sooner.
This event is taking place on Thursday 29 August between 11am and 4pm in the main atrium entrance at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.