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Hurstville Private Hospital Achieves Robotic Milestone

Hurstville Private Hospital is the first in Australia to offer patients access to minimally invasive procedures with the newest robotic technology on the market and have successfully completed 100 procedures with the Hugo™ Robotic Assisted Surgery (RAS) system.

In 2018 Hurstville Private Hospital was awarded accreditation as a Centre of Excellence for Robotic Surgery and have reached yet another exciting milestone with successfully completing 100 Robotic Assisted Surgeries with the new Hugo Ras system. Being Australia's first to introduce the Hugo RAS system earlier this year, it is a great milestone to achieve!

“This is an incredibly exciting moment for Hurstville Private Hospital as we continue to expand our portfolio of offerings in robotic-assisted surgery. The Hugo RAS system is an investment in our patients and underscores our commitment to provide them with the latest advancements in medical technology and the best possible care.” Martina Goddard, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Hurstville Private Hospital

The surgeon who performed the first procedures was Gynaecologist, Dr Danny Chou, advises - "Hugo RAS is the latest surgical robotic platform with enhanced capability that facilitates surgical procedures and it’s a very exciting advancement in the field of minimal invasive gynaecological surgery"

About robotic-assisted surgery

Robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) has been identified as an emerging medical technology with the potential to help standardise surgical procedures and enable minimally invasive surgery (MIS). MIS may improve patient outcomes, and reduce health system costs.1-3

Clinical benefits of RAS, therefore, depend on the surgical application of the technology. For example, applied in certain soft tissue procedures, benefits include fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, faster return to normal activities, and smaller scars, as compared to open surgery.1-3