Our status as a charity means we can continually invest in the latest medical innovations, surgical techniques, and AI (artificial intelligence) that enable us to offer advanced personalised patient care.
This has made us amongst the first in London, or the UK, to make many of these pioneering treatments and innovations available. Here are just some examples.
Specialists in robotic surgery
We are a leading centre for robotic surgical techniques.
This technology allows our expert surgeons to perform intricate and complex procedures with fine attention to detail, which means fewer side effects and speedier recovery times.
Robotic techniques at The London Clinic include:
The da Vinci ® Surgical System a safer surgical system compared to open surgery for many procedures including prostate cancer.
ClinicSafe is a technique developed by The London Clinic urologists, radiologists, and pathologists.
With ClinicSafe we can avoid removing the nerves that surround prostate robotic radical prostatectomy, as long as they are cancer-free. By keeping the nerves in place, this results in better control of the bladder and erections post-surgery.
Proximie augmented reality technology connects to the internet to display a live camera feed.
This means a surgeon can take part in surgery with our team from anywhere in the world! Proximie enables patients all over the world to access leading consultants in prostate cancer and other fields of medicine.
Our use of advanced equipment helps us to investigate and diagnose a wide range of conditions, quickly and accurately. These include:
The latest cancer treatments
At The London Clinic, we specialise in treating all cancer types and ensure patients can access the latest ways of treating cancer. These range from innovative radiotherapy techniques for early cancer, to ground-breaking treatments for advanced cancer. Here are some examples:
CAR-T immunotherapy is a type of cell therapy that helps treat patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a type of cancer.
Cells from the immune system are collected from a patient and customised to kill cancer cells.
These cells are then given back to the patient to treat their cancer.
CAR-T immunotherapy therapy can offer hope for people who have no other cancer treatment options.
Lutetium-177 PSMA therapy is an innovative molecular therapy used to treat advanced prostate cancer, also known as metastatic prostate cancer.
Once in your body, the medication seeks out tumour cells and binds to them.
This delivers a high dose of radiation precisely to the cancer to destroy the cells.
Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT), a type of low-radiation therapy that can be delivered during surgery.
It uses the Carl Zeiss Intrabeam system to deliver low-level radiotherapy directly to the area.
A physical shield is used to protect nearby organs from radiation damage, so recovery is faster after IORT treatment compared to external radiotherapy.
Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) can be used to target primary liver cancer or cancer that has spread to the liver from another part of the body.
This minimises damage to healthy parts of the body while effectively treating cancer.
Continued investment in innovation
At The London Clinic we operate as a charity. We reinvest our financial surplus to new medical treatments and techniques that will improve the care of our patients, which means we can stay at the forefront of innovation.
Advanced surgery techniques
We use advanced, minimally-invasive techniques to perform complex surgeries in our state-of-the-art operating theatres. These include:
Pioneering clinical research
Our Clinical Research Centre team is continually reviewing new ways to improve patient lives.
Joining a trial can often benefit patients, particularly those that have limited treatment options.
We offer clinical trials for patients in our renal (kidney), respiratory (lung) and orthopaedics (bones, joints and muscles) departments at the hospital.
We have also piloted OneDose ReadyfusOR™ by Cipla for post-operative pain management in patients undergoing intra-abdominal surgery (laparotomy).
As part of our clinical research centre, The London Clinic is a bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell collection and a harvesting centre for the Anthony Nolan Charity.
We have a JACIE accreditation in recognition of our high-quality standards in stem cell work.
Established in 1985, our stem cell transplant unit has become one of the largest stem cell collection centres in Europe.