ROBOTIC SURGERY

Professor Dasgupta was the first consultant in the UK to establish Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy over 17 years ago. The London Clinic was the first private hospital in the UK to introduce robotic surgery.

Professor Dasgupta, pioneered robotic urology in the UK. He led the trial and use of robotic surgery for prostate cancer at The London Clinic, using the da Vinci® back in 2005. The London Clinic had the new da Vinci Xi Surgical system, with a trump table and secondary screen installed in November 2020. We are a high volume centre with excellent outcomes and feedback from our patients. 

Professor Dasgupta believes optimisation is the key to success, his in-house medical team are the best in the country and work together to get the best outcome possible for his patients. This includes the teaching pelvic floor exercises with his trained Urology Nurses, Penile rehabilitation with his consultant colleague and assessment by his expert Anaesthetist prior to surgery going ahead. We offer a bespoke service at The London Clinic.

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WHAT IS ROBOTIC SURGERY?

Robotic surgery is a form of keyhole surgery. The surgeon sits at a computer console and the computer-enhanced robot mimics the surgeon’s hands and wrist movements and enables our surgeons to perform keyhole operations with greater accuracy.

Robotic surgery allows the surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control. Rather than making a big cut on a patient we can achieve the same effect through tiny key holes.

This benefits patients as they have a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss and pain. We are able to see the organ we are operating on in 3D, high definition which is beneficial for areas that have a lot of nerves and blood vessels that need to be avoided.