Thursday, November 30, 2023

Robotic surgery milestone for Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie Private Hospital has celebrated 2,000 orthopaedic surgery cases using a Robotic Surgical Assistant (ROSA).

The robot was first introduced to the region in June 2020, as part of the hospital’s commitment to investing in technology that enhances patient experience and outcomes.

Lake Macquarie Private Hospital CEO, Sharon Rewitt said she was pleased so many locals had been able to access the technology. 

“Lake Macquarie Private Hospital is committed to offering leading health care options for patients of the Hunter and surrounding regions,” Ms Rewitt said. 

“Having this technology right here in the Hunter gives patients the options to undergo robotically assisted surgery close to home and their support network, without the need to travel to Sydney.”    

The ROSA robotic technology is designed to help surgeons perform orthopaedic surgery with increased accuracy and control. 

Dr Richard Verheul performed the hospital’s 2,000th surgery utilising the ROSA in March.

“This is a wonderful milestone for the hospital and wouldn’t be possible without the support of everyone at Lake Macquarie Private Hospital. The theatre nurses and support staff are essential for the safe and efficient use of this technology.”   

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