Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is a highly-specialised form of surgery.

The Norwest Private Hospital robotics programme was launched in August 2021 with the arrival of the da Vinci® Xi Surgical System, the most advanced and widely-used surgical robot in the market.

Robotic surgery is unique. It is one of the least invasive ways to operate and provides enhanced visualisation and control.

In an open procedure, a surgeon may need to create a large incision to access a hard-to-reach area of the body. In some procedures, like heart and lung operations, very big openings are needed and therefore create considerable tissue injury. The da Vinci’s robotic arms, however, make small ‘key-hole’ openings and are steadier than a human hand. The surgeon is able to see deep inside the patient’s body and control the arms from a special console that sits away from the operating table.

The combination of precision, control and minimal intrusion means that patients may experience fewer post-operative complications (like infections) and return to health faster than a traditional surgery. Robotics also suits patients who are morbidly obese.

Robot-assisted treatment is available at Norwest Private Hospital to all clinically-suitable patients in the following specialty areas:

  • Urology – prostate, kidneys, adrenal glands and urinary system
  • Colorectal surgery – large intestine
  • General surgery – small intestine and internal organs
  • Gynaecology – uterus and pelvic lymph nodes
  • Cardiothoracic – heart and lungs
     

Our Robotic Surgeons

Dr Sanjay Adusumilli
MBBS, MS, FRACS
Colorectal and General Surgeon

Suite 5, Level 1
17-19 Solent Circuit
Bella Vista NSW 2153

P 1300 735 075
F 1300 735 065
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Dr Walid Barto
MBBS, FRACS
Colorectal and General Surgeon

Suite 201, Level 2
Somerset St Specialist Centre
38 Somerset Street
Kingswood NSW 2747

P 02 4722 8552
F 02 8580 4770

Dr Simon Chew
MBBS (Hons), FRACS
Colorectal Surgeon

69 Showground Road
Castle Hill NSW 2154

P 1300 286 362
F 02 9680 1648
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Dr Toufic El-Khoury
MBBS, MS, FRACS
Colorectal and General Surgeon

Suite G12
Norwest Private Medical Centre
9 Norbrik Ave
Bella Vista NSW 2153

P 02 8850 8100
F 02 8883 5237
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A/Professor Warren SW Chan
BSc(Med) (Hons I), MBBS (Hons I), FRANZCOG, MRMed, CREI
Fertility & IVF (CREI), Gynaecology,
Advanced Laparoscopy, Reproductive Endocrinology

Suite 206
Q Central Building
10 Norbrik Drive
Bella Vista NSW 2153

P 1300 724 380
F 1300 724 381
E info@aevafem.com.au
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Dr Bassem Gerges
BSc (Info Sys), MCom (Fin), MBBS (Hons), FRANZCOG, MAdvGynaeSurg
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Suite 304
Q Central Building
10 Norbrik Drive
Bella Vista NSW 2153

P 02 8883 5143
F 02 9475 5433
E reception@norwestobgyn.com.au
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Dr George Hardas
MBBS (Syd) FRANZCOG
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Suite 101
Norwest Private Medical Centre
9 Norbrik Drive
Bella Vista NSW 2153

P 02 8887 0788
F 02 8887 0780
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Dr Imad Mahmoud
MBBS, FRANZCOG
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Suite 107
Norwest Private Medical Centre
9 Norbrik Drive
Bella Vista NSW 2153

P 02 8883 4333
F 02 8883 4952
E enquiries@norwestwomenshealth.com.au
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Dr Yogesh Nikam
MBBS FRANZCOG, DipAdvEndoSurg DipGynSurg, MS(ObGyn)
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Suite 206
Q Central Building
10 Norbrik Drive
Bella Vista NSW 2153

P 1300 724 380
F 1300 724 381
E info@aevafem.com.au
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Dr Luice Wang
BSc (Med) MBBS, MRMed, FRANZCOG
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Suite 3
Nepean Private Hospital
1 Barber Avenue
Kingswood NSW 2747

P 02 4721 1555
F 02 4721 3479
E admin@pardey.com.au
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Dr Clare Wong
MBBS, MMED(RHHG), MS(AGS), FRANZCOG
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Suite 107
Norwest Private Medical Centre
9 Norbrik Drive
Bella Vista NSW 2153

P 1300 599 546
F 02 8212 8944
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Professor Vincent Lam
MBBS(Syd), MS(Syd), DClinSurg(Syd), FRACS
General Laparoscopic, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon

Suite 302
Q-Central Building
10 Norbrik Drive
Bella Vista NSW 2153

P 02 9899 7322
F 02 9899 7399
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Dr Mohan Arianayagam
MBBS, FRACS (Urol)
Urological Surgeon

Suite 414
29-31 Lexington Drive
Bella Vista NSW 2159

P 1300 307 990
F 02 8078 6092
E contact@urologyspecialist.com.au
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Dr Sris Baskaranathan
MBchB, FRACS (Urol)
Urological Surgeon

Suite 227
2 Brookhollow Ave
Baulkham Hills NSW 2153

P 1300 227 527
F 02 9062 5605
E reception@urologynet.com.au
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Dr Max Dias
MBBS BSc (Med) (UNSW) FRACS (Urol)
Urological Surgeon

Suite G5A
Norwest Private Medical Centre
9 Norbrik Drive
Bella Vista NSW 2153

P 02 8814 6837
F 02 8882 9767
E admin@sydneyurologist.com.au
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Dr Richard Haddad
BMed MS FRACS (Urol)
Urological Surgeon

Suite 111
Norwest Private Medical Centre
9 Norbrik Drive
Bella Vista NSW 2153

P 02 8883 3811
F 02 8883 4011
E practicemgr@drhaddad.com.au
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Dr Lawrence Kim
MBChB, MS, FRACS (Urol)
Urological Surgeon

Suite 12a
Cnr Mons and Darcy Roads
Westmead NSW 2145

P 02 9633 2088
F 02 9633 3672
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Dr Nicholas Mehan
MBBS, FRACS (Urol)
Urological Surgeon

32 Colless Street
Penrith NSW 2750

P 02 4732 1193
F 02 4732 4561

Dr Prem Rathore

MBBS, MS(Gen Surg). MRCS (Ed), FRACS (Urol)
Urological Surgeon

Suite 414
29-31 Lexington Drive
Bella Vista NSW 2153

P 02 4628 4719
F 02 4627 3468
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See how the da Vinci® Xi Surgical System works


The da Vinci Xi has three components:

SURGEON CONSOLE

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

PATIENT CART

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.

VISION CART

The vision cart makes communication between the components possible and supports the 3D high-definition vision system.da Vinci Xi line-up.jpg

What to expect with da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery:
 

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