FAQ
Log In
Wednesday 25th April 2018
News
 › 
 › 

Robotic open-heart surgery performed at New Cross Hospital

23rd October 2012

A robot costing £1 million has been used to carry out the first ever robotic open heart surgery in Britain.

The Da Vinci robot was used to operate on Natalie Jones, who suffers from a hole in her heart, at the New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. The robot uses a camera to give doctors a 3D picture of the heart and instruments are inserted using very small cuts between the ribs, meaning patients have less chance of getting an infection. Consultant cardiac surgeon Moninder Bhabra, who carried out the surgery, said: "We are very proud to have performed Britain's first open-heart surgery using the robot."

Share this page

Comments

There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!


Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Robotic open-heart surgery performed at New Cross Hospital
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 23007
Date Added: 23rd Oct 2012

Sources

BBC News

Recent Related Articles

Surgery delays leaving patients in pain

Newcastle Hospitals appoints new chief executive

Hospital chair resigns

Actions

Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles

Tags

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018