Urology Robot Tech First for Harley Street

Da Vinci robotic surgery system

King Edward VII’s Hospital has become the first in the Harley Street Medical Area to introduce the latest da Vinci surgical system, the da Vinci Xi© robot, currently the most technologically advanced robotic system.


King Edward VII’s Hospital is located within the world-famous Harley Street Medical Area, home to a community of world-renowned medical professionals. The hospital is one of the UK’s leading centres for urology, bringing together an exceptional multidisciplinary team of consultant urologists – leaders in their specialist field. As the worldwide reputation suggests, the healthcare providers in the Harley Street area provide outstanding personalised, patient-centred care at the cutting edge of modern medicine. 

All of which is where the da Vinci Xi© robot comes in. As well as offering increased flexibility and versatility over its pioneering predecessor, the system provides multi-quadrant anatomical access – increasing the range in which surgeons can operate and creating room for more complex and challenging procedures. The da Vinci Xi© robot is at the forefront of surgical technology, with novel architecture, extended instrument reach and integrated auxiliary technology. It is the first of its kind both at the hospital and within the famous Harley Street Medical Area.

Alongside its new robotic technology, the hospital has also recently announced a new range of services to provide diagnostics and treatment for a variety of conditions and urological disorders, including pelvic reconstruction; erectile dysfunction; female urology; urinary incontinence; female functional urological reconstruction; kidney stones; male infertility; and prostate, bladder and kidney cancer.

Healthcare provider comments

Kate Farrow, Director of Operations at King Edward VII’s Hospital, said: “We chose the Xi as we are committed to providing the highest standards of treatment available, and it is the currently the most technologically advanced robotic system. It allows the surgeon to operate on multi–quadrants, meaning that unlike previous models, the range in which a surgeon can operate within the patient is larger and a wider range of complex procedures can be done. We look forward to expanding our robotic programme to include colorectal, general and gynaecological surgery.”

Lindsey Condron, Chief Executive, added: “We are committed to providing the best care to our patients and having expanded our urology team, we are in a position to offer a complete range of urological services. Our ambition is to be the leading independent urological centre in the UK.”

Source: Kind Edward VII’s Hospital, London

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