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INNOVATIONS AT THE LONDON CLINIC 

We are proud to be a hospital that uses cutting-edge technology combined with world-class consultants and experts. As a charity, we continually reinvest in our technology and facilities to provide the best patient experience. 

Here are some of our innovations:

The London Clinic is the first hospital in the UK to offer patients advanced diagnostic scanning with the new, state-of-the-art, Siemens MAGNETOM Vida 3T MRI scanner. 

Innovations: 3T MRI scanner

3T MRI scanner 

The London Clinic is proud to offer CyberKnife precision radiotherapy, as an alternative to surgery for complex or inoperable cancer cases. It is the only robotic radiosurgery system in the world that can treat tumours throughout the body. 

Innovations: CyberKnife

CyberKnife 

We are one of the first hospitals in the UK to offer our prostate cancer patients a new treatment called SpaceOAR®

SpaceOAR is a high-tech hydrogel designed to protect patients from rectal damage during  radiotherapy.

Innovations: SpaceOar

 

SpaceOar®  

As a result of the hard work of our medical physics and radiotherapy teams, The London Clinic became the first hospital in the UK to perform colorectal intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) using the Intrabeam system with flat applicators. The Intrabeam Radiotherapy System is a mobile irradiation system designed to deliver a single dose of targeted low energy radiation directly to the tumour bed, while limiting healthy tissue exposure to radiation. 

Innovations: SpaceOar

Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) 

The London Clinic is the only hospital in the UK that has the technology to deliver the world’s most up-to-date and advanced radiotherapy technique, that of combining the use of the RapidArc with Respiratory Gating. 

Innovations: RapidArc

The use of RapidArc means that radiotherapy is customised to the individual patient’s personal anatomy.  Sparing a significant amount of the healthy tissue that surrounds the tumour means that higher doses of radiotherapy can be delivered, thereby increasing the radiotherapy success rate.

RapidArc 

The London Clinic is the only private hospital in London, offering adaptive radiotherapy for bladder cancer cases. Adaptive radiotherapy is a safe, effective alternative to traditional radiotherapy, with potential to minimize radiation toxicity to healthy tissues.

Adaptive radiotherapy 

The London Clinic is one of the few hospitals in the UK to offer patients Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT). This is a new treatment technique to accurately target primary liver cancer or cancer that has spread to the liver from another primary organ.

Selective internal radiation  

The da Vinci ® Surgical System is a pioneering alternative to both open surgery and keyhole surgery.

The London Clinic was the first private hospital in the UK to trial and offer this surgical system, which uses robotic technology. This enables our expert surgeons to perform incredibly complex procedures.

The da Vinci ® Surgical System 

The London Clinic is the first private hospital in the world to pilot augmented reality technology, during a robotic prostate cancer operation.

Innovations: Augmented reality technology

Proximie uses two smart phones or tablets connected to the internet which displays a live camera feed. With a view of the procedure, the remote surgeon then marks on the device where to make incisions.

By piloting this interactive augmented reality software, The London Clinic showcases how patients all over the world can get access to leading consultants in their field, and our surgeons can share their expertise to help others develop and learn.

Proximie for Prostate Cancer

Prostate artery embolisation (PAE) is an innovative treatment that can provide relief for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by non-cancerous enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). 

 

Prostate artery embolisation 

The London Clinic is the first private hospital in the UK to offer iTind treatment; an innovative, temporary medical implant that can provide long-lasting relief from benign prostatic hyperplasia side effects.

iTind treatment

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) repair is an innovative treatment of knee ligament injuries. The London Clinic is one of the first private hospitals in the UK to offer ACL repair, offering an alternative to reconstructive surgery.

Innovations: Primary ACL repair

ACL repair surgery

The London Clinic is one of the only private hospitals in the UK to offer NAVIO®  for partial and full knee replacements. Robotic technology helps minimise the amount of bone removed from the damaged knee and does not require a CT scan, resulting in a more normal feeling knee. 

Innovations: NAVIO robotic knee surgery

NAVIO® knee robotic surgery

The London Clinic is the first independent hospital to provide radiosynovectomy on smaller joints. Our radionuclide therapy service has seen the number of treatments carried out per year, increase from 16 in 2011 to a projected 128 in 2017.

Radiosynovectomy involves injecting radiation into the joint. This alleviates pain and is much less invasive when compared to traditional options such as surgery.

The use of printed technology provides a more accurate and personalised way of measuring where to position the new artificial joints. Advanced imaging techniques capture the anatomy of the hip; computer software can then use this information to 3D print a replica of the hip to position the new joint correctly.

3D printing 

Our ICU is supported 24 hours a day by a dedicated team of specialist ICU consultants and nurses. The facility  incorporates sophisticated medical technology to provide our consultants and nurses with everything they need to look after patients.

Innovations: Intensive Care Unit

Intensive care unit 

We are the first private hospital in the UK to offer SpyGlass®. This treatment is beneficial to our patients because we are now able to treat stones within the biliary tree that previously may have required surgery. For the first time we can see inside the bile duct without an operation. 

InnovationsL SpyGlass

SpyGlass®

The London Clinic has developed a digestive diseases unit within our main hospital building at 20 Devonshire Place to replace older facilities for an improved and more comfortable inpatient experience.

Innovations: Digestive diseases unit

Digestive diseases is a very important specialism for us, as The London Clinic is known for high standards of colorectal care. The state-of-the-art modern facilities were created to support patients who have very complex needs and often stay with us for long periods of time.

Digestive diseases unit 

Our clinical trials team recently piloted the OneDose ReadyfusOR™ in an anaesthetic application for post-operative pain management for a patient undergoing intra-abdominal surgery (laparotomy).

Our hybrid operating theatre for vascular and endovascular surgery was completed in 2012. A surgical operating theatre with X-ray and ultrasound imaging equipment normally only available in a radiology department.

Innovations: Hybrid operating theatre

Hybrid operating theatre

The London Clinic is one of the few hospitals in the UK to offer bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell collection and a harvesting centre for the Antony Nolan Charity. Established in 1985, our stem cell transplant unit has become one of the largest stem cell collection centres in Europe.  We are also the first independent private hospital in the UK to gain JACIE accreditation in recognition of our quality standards in stem cell work.

Innovations: Stem cell collection

Our stem cell unit

Our purpose built pathology laboratory houses the latest in technology to ensure the most efficient and high quality testing for patients. Our stem cell service is accredited by JACIE and regulated by the HTA. Our blood transfusion service is regulated by the MHRA.

Pathology laboratory

Pathology laboratory

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