Lake Macquarie Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Lake Macquarie Private Hospital is delighted to announce the introduction of the da Vinci Xi® system. This remarkable technology allows our highly skilled specialists to conduct a range of advanced surgical procedures with much smaller incisions and improved control, precision and movement. It enhances surgical performance by creating a natural extension of the surgeon’s eyes and their hands.

The da Vinci Xi® system enables minimally invasive surgical options for patients with urology diseases and conditions.

This new generation of surgical technique complements our comprehensive existing range of treatments and services and is available for patients at no extra cost, ensuring surgeons can choose the appropriate surgical approach for each patient.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a relevant Robotic Specialist below.

Dr Kieran Beattie - Urology
Dr Peter Chong – Urology
Dr Marcus Handmer – Urology
Dr Kenneth Jaaback – Gynaecological Oncologist
Dr Anil Koshy - Colorectal and General Surgeon
Dr Avi Raman - Urology

The advancements in technology over the years are focused on best outcomes for patients, allowing more complex procedures to be performed.

The da Vinci Surgical System expands the doctors' human capabilities and allows routine and complex procedures to be performed minimally invasively. Via three integrated components, the surgeon controls the da Vinci robot from a surgeon console. The surgeons' hand movements are translated to perform tiny movements with-in the body in real time. Optimised 3D vision, magnification and motion tremor control allow the surgeon to operate high-tech instrumentation with greater dexterity and precision than other minimally invasive techniques.

The da Vinci surgical system is made up of three components: 

The surgeon console is positioned outside the sterile field, where the surgeon sits and controls the instruments with natural dexterity while viewing the surgical anatomy in a stable, high-definition 3D image. 

The patient cart is positioned alongside the bed (in the sterile field), and is ‘docked’ to the patient. The patient cart holds the camera and instruments that the surgeon controls from the console. 

The vision cart makes communication between the components possible, and supports the 3D high-definition vision system. 

All private patients proceeding with surgery, whether that be through the robotic approach, laparoscopically or the traditional open approach, are required to pay usual doctors’ fees, anaesthetist fees and hospital fees, where applicable. When robotic assisted surgery was initially introduced this new technology came with an extra cost to cover the consumables required, often making this surgical approach out of reach for patients. However, Lake Macquarie Private Hospital is thrilled to make this innovative technology available to all patients at no extra cost, allowing our surgeons to choose the appropriate surgical approach for each patient without the underlying concern of an extra expense that they might not be able to afford.