NHS Golden Jubilee reaches ROSA robotic landmark

NHS Golden Jubilee has develop into the primary NHS Scotland well being board to hold out greater than 100 orthopaedic joint replacements utilizing the ROSA robotic.

It additionally signifies that the Golden Jubilee now has the second highest variety of ROSA procedures throughout the UK, and comes just some months after the hospital celebrated its 1,000th robotic orthopaedic joint alternative general.

The hospital’s bold robotic technique for Scotland is bringing vital advantages to sufferers, together with doubtlessly shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries and fewer issues from surgical procedure.

When in comparison with conventional surgical procedure, robot-assisted surgical procedure delivers higher implant accuracy, decreased tender tissue injury and fewer blood loss.

Guide orthopaedic surgeon on the hospital, Nick Holloway, stated: “We began utilizing the Rosa robot again in July 2021 as an extension of the Orthopaedic Division’s robotic technique to convey expertise and computer-assisted orthopaedic surgical procedure to extra of the implants we use for sufferers throughout the nation.

“This expertise drives precision, accuracy, reduces variation and helps enhance the predictability of outcomes for sufferers.

“It additionally offers us the power to plan the operation earlier than you even get into the working theatre. This implies we are able to pre-plan and basically see the end result on display earlier than the affected person is even underneath anaesthetic. This enables for extra constant outcomes, reduces human error and offers extra confidence within the precision of your surgical procedure.”

Not solely can it assist drive improved affected person outcomes, however robotic surgical procedure additionally has the potential to profit the NHS long-term. Sufferers present process robotic surgical procedure are much less prone to require repeat joint replacements in later life, saving tens of millions for NHS Scotland sooner or later.

NHS Golden Jubilee Medical Director, Dr Mark MacGregor, stated: “We now have 5 surgical robots as a part of our robotics programme right here at NHS Golden Jubilee for orthopaedics, lung most cancers, colorectal and different procedures.

“By collaborating with well being boards from all throughout the NHS Scotland, this not solely has big advantages for sufferers throughout the nation however is offering very important assist to assist deal with ready lists each now and sooner or later.”

Final summer season, NHS Golden Jubilee’s nationwide Centre for Sustainable Supply signed a Memorandum of Understanding together with NHS Better Glasgow & Clyde, College of Glasgow, AstraZeneca UK and Lenus Well being to assist rework the well being of the native inhabitants with new digital applied sciences and affected person pathways.