Operating theatres


Providing the highest quality surgery is an essential part of The Royal Marsden’s multidisciplinary approach to cancer, something that is key to helping more patients survive the disease.

Our supporters have helped to improve operating theatres at both our hospitals, enabling us to provide pioneering cancer treatment.

The Weston Theatre Suite in Sutton carries out around 3,000 surgical procedures a year, focusing on sarcoma, gynaecology, urology, dermatology and specialist surgery to treat lymphoedema. The suite’s plastics reconstruction service has also been very busy.

In Chelsea, The Royal Marsden now has seven surgical theatres, including the new Wolfson Surgical Suite. Over 6,000 procedures are performed each year, including a broad range of major complex surgery such as laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

State-of-the-art theatres

Mr Cyrus Kerawala is a Consultant Maxillofacial Head and Neck Surgeon based at The Royal Marsden in Chelsea. He is known for his pioneering work in reconstructive facial surgery.

“For the type of reconstructive head and neck surgery I specialise in, state-of-the-art theatres are absolutely essential. Often surgery is long, over ten hours, and the theatres at The Royal Marsden provide us with the space and comfort we require to carry out our often-pioneering operations.

“The money The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raised to build these theatres has directly impacted on patients. The theatres with their leading-edge technologies not only help me to continue to develop new techniques but I also have the facilities that allow me to perform surgeries in the future that may have not been possible before.”

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The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity contributed to the cost of the Weston Theatre Suite and the Wolfson Surgical Suite.

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“The theatres allow me to perform surgeries that may have not been possible before.”
– Mr Cyrus Kerawala, Consultant Surgeon

Number of procedures carried out in a year