Futuristic robot

Robotics continue to revolutionise surgery in the North West

Robotic surgery continues to drive healthcare forward as Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s (LUHFT) pancreatic unit harnesses the power of modern, state-of-the-art machinery to the benefit of its constituents.

Following the successful completion of the staff training that was needed to safely operate the robot, LUHFT now have the most active surgery robots in the whole of the North West, as the trust’s pancreatic surgeons join their urology, colorectal, and upper gastrointestinal counterparts in having the ability to perform this modern method of care.

Declan Dunne, Consultant Pancreatic Surgeon at Liverpool University Hospitals, said: “This is an extremely exciting time for our pancreatic unit and patients undergoing surgery in urology, colorectal and upper gastrointestinal tract.”

“The investment and introduction of this additional robot further cements our reputation as one of the leading pancreatic services internationally. It is great to work for an ambitious trust which embraces new techniques and ways of working so its staff can stay at the top of their game and continue to give our patients the best care.

“For me personally, it would be a privilege to train colleagues in other hospitals on how to use the robot in the future. We will see an increase in robotic surgery in the UK and our team strives to be at the forefront of that.”

To use the technology, surgeons must insert their fingers into a glove-like apparatus, which allows the operator to control the robot’s arms in a more dexterous and agile manner than any human would, thus producing improved health outcomes and better post-operation quality of life for patients.

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