New generation robots support minimally-invasive surgery at St Vincent’s Private Hospital


In 2017, the Foundation launched the Robotics and Precision Medicine campaign to ensure St Vincent’s Private Hospital remained at the cutting edge of life-saving and minimally invasive surgical technology. The campaign centred around acquiring a number of elite surgical robots to help grow our robotics suite, helping the hospital to continue to hold its position as a leader in this field. We are now excited to share that with the help of our Private Hospital supporters, several new generation robotic assisted surgical devices and systems have been purchased including the Pulse NuVasive Integrated System for Neurosurgery, a Da Vinci Xi Multi-Quadrant robot for a variety of complex procedures, and a DePuy VELYS Knee Robotic System for orthopaedics.

Robotic-assisted surgery is much less invasive, and through the precision and accuracy of innovative technology, it provides faster recovery for patients and improved outcomes. We would like to thank everyone that has contributed to the Robotics and Precision Medicine campaign, especially our Chair of this fundraising effort John Sample, James and Kim Auswild, the Walker Family Foundation, the Medich Foundation, Alfred Moufarrige AO, the Freedman Foundation, Nabi and Angela Saleh, Ginia Rinehart Robinson, Peter and Stephanie Wainberg, the Sutton Family, the JW & M Cunningham Foundation and the Estate of Sir John O’Neill and Joan Mary Hodgson.

Efforts continue to secure funds for a MAKO robot for orthopaedic hip and knee replacements. MAKO robotic technology uses CT scans to analyse each patient’s unique joint structure and plans their joint replacement prior to surgery. The surgeon uses the MAKO Robotic arm during surgery to perfectly match the pre-operative plan.

To support the ongoing development of Robotics technology at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, please contact Annie McNeill at the Foundation Annie.McNeill@svha.org.au or donate below.