Robotic Surgery Fellowship appeal

da Vinci Xi

At The Royal Marsden, robotic surgery has transformed the way we perform operations. Since 2007, we’ve completed more than 1,000 robotic surgical procedures.

Our surgeons manipulate robotic arms to make microscopic incisions with far greater accuracy and control compared with open surgery. For cancer patients, this means they lose less blood, experience less pain, recover more quickly and spend less time in hospital.

Now, our brand-new da Vinci Xi robot allows us to not only operate on multiple parts of the body, but also train new robotic surgeons via the system’s dual console. We’re launching the UK’s first Robotic Surgery Fellowship – we need your help to get it started in 2015 and train our first surgeon.

Why do we need your help?

With the installation of the new da Vinci Xi and its dual-console capability, we want to run the first Robotic Surgical Fellowship this year.

During training, our robotic surgeons will focus on three different types of cancer – urological, gynaecological and colorectal – so they can operate on tumours anywhere in the pelvic and abdominal region.

So if a cancer spreads from the prostate to the bladder, the robotic surgeon will be able to operate across both specialities. This reduces the need for further open surgery and for several surgeons to be involved – meaning less complex, more efficient procedures and a speedier recovery for the patient.

How your support can make this happen

We need £80,000 to help make the first Robotic Surgical Fellowship happen this year, and to enable us to train the surgeons of tomorrow, today.

Support The Royal Marsden and you’re investing in a future beyond cancer for you and everyone you know.

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“Our Robotic Surgery Fellowships and the da Vinci Xi will allow us to train the next generation of robotic surgeons.”
– Pardeep Kumar, Consultant Urological Surgeon






Surgeons will be trained to operate on different cancers and multiple sites, meaning less complex, more efficient procedures and a speedier recovery for the patient.






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