robotic surgery

Mr Thilagarajah has been Clinical Lead of Robotic Services at Mid Essex Health Services NHS Trust since 2008. He is one of a small number of proctor trainers in kidney robotic surgery in the UK preforming a large number of specialist kidney operations for both NHS and private patients.

robotic surgery

robotic surgery set up

  • The patient is prepared as for routine laparoscopic "keyhole" surgery
  • The operation is started as per laparoscopic surgery with small incisions made and the access ports put in
  • The robot unit is wheeled to the operating table and the robotic arms are connected to the access ports and stabilised
  • The robotic laparoscopic instruments are inserted connected to the robot arms and introduced into the body via the ports
  • The surgeon sits at the separate operator console and uses finger tip controls to manoeuvre the instruments within the body whilst watching on the High Definition 3-D video monitor which gives a real time view of the body cavity of the patient