Surgical History Made at West Midlands Hospital with Robot-Assisted Procedure

In April 2024 Peter Cooke successfully carried out the West Midlands’ first-ever robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, using the cutting-edge da Vinci Xi surgical system at an independent hospital.

As the Urology and Robotics Lead at The Harborne Hospital, Peter Cooke led a team of professionals to manage and complete the urological procedure using the machine for a prostate cancer patient who had travelled from Telford.

Following the procedure, Mr Cooke said: “We are proud to be the first independent hospital in the West Midlands to offer robotic surgery using the da Vinci Xi robot. This state-of-the-art technology along with our surgical expertise brings many benefits for patients, including shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery times, and less post operative pain.”

His commitment to providing his patients with the most recent surgical advances has again seen a first for surgical practice in the West Midlands, helping patients seeking safer and more effective treatment options. 

The da Vinci Xi robot redefines the possibilities of minimally invasive surgery and has also opened new avenues for medical excellence in urology, gynaecology, and colorectal surgery.


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