Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital welcomes the da Vinci robot

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Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital was delighted to welcome the da Vinci robot from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to support the treatment of NHS urology patients in Cambridgeshire and beyond.

“Being able to undertake robotic prostate surgery at the Nuffield on a temporary basis allows us to ensure rapid treatment of patients with prostate cancer, including any patients who had delayed surgery due to the impact of Covid,” said Claire Holmes, Macmillan Operations Manager for Cancer, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. “Establishing this new service quickly has been an exciting project to work on and shows how two organisations can work quickly to benefit patient care.”

The da Vinci surgical system enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations through a few small incisions with robotic assisted surgery, allowing greater precision and minimal discomfort. CUH has been providing this service at Addenbrooke’s Hospital for more than 15 years.

CUH Consultant Urologist, Mr Nimish Shah, commented: “It is wonderful to have the additional da Vinci robotic system installed so quickly at Nuffield Hospital Cambridge. It enables us to undertake prostatectomy surgery for men whose treatment was delayed due to Covid-19.” The Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital team has been very professional and efficient, enabling us to deliver surgery very safely.