Da Vinci robot

We treat a range of cancers and other conditions with our da Vinci surgical robot. This groundbreaking technology allows our robotic surgeons to perform operations with greater accuracy than open surgery, leading to many benefits for patients.


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What is it for?

To treat a range of cancers and other conditions

Treatment overview

World-class surgeons at The London Clinic use the da Vinci surgical system to perform robotic surgery to treat a range of cancers and other conditions.

Using state-of-the-art technology, a surgeon can control the robotic arms of the da Vinci robot to perform operations with exceptional accuracy in delicate and hard-to-reach areas.

As an alternative to open surgery and keyhole surgery (laparoscopic surgery), robotic surgery leads to many benefits for patients. These include less pain and bleeding, shorter hospital stays and a lower chance of future problems.

The London Clinic is a centre of excellence for robotic surgery and was the first private hospital in the UK to treat patients with the da Vinci robotic system.

In October 2020, we installed a new da Vinci Xi surgical system, which is the latest da Vinci surgical robot available.

We also have a team of robotic surgeons who are vastly experienced in using the da Vinci robot and highly trained in the latest robotic surgical procedures.

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How does the da Vinci robot work?

The da Vinci Xi surgical robot we use at The London Clinic features four robotic arms.

At the end of one arm is a high-definition camera. It provides your surgeon with extremely detailed, three-dimensional images of the area they’re operating on.

At the end of the other three arms are tiny surgical instruments. These instruments move like a human hand but have a far greater range of motion.

The da Vinci surgical system also features special technology that filters out any shakes in your surgeon’s hands when they’re guiding the robot’s surgical instruments. This helps your surgeon to move each instrument with smooth precision.

In the operating room, your surgeon sits close to you at a set of controls that operate the da Vinci robot (often known as the surgeon console).

The surgeon console also features a wraparound screen on which the surgeon views the magnified, 3D views created by the high-definition camera.

When performing your operation, the surgeon will first make a few tiny cuts on your body. They will then pass the camera and tiny surgical instruments through these incisions and into your body, similar to keyhole surgery.

Using their hands and feet, your surgeon controls the camera until it reaches the area of concern in your body.

Looking at their screen, they then precisely move the surgical instruments to carry out incredibly accurate cuts and complete your operation.

Because da Vinci robotic technology is so precise and performs minimally invasive surgery, it has many benefits compared to conventional open surgery. These include:

  • Less pain
  • Less scarring
  • Smaller wounds
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer infections
  • Lower chance of complications

Why choose The London Clinic

Excellence in one place

We operate as teams of experts with world-class resources dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of medical care. You are surrounded by the latest treatments and advice with everything you need to get back to your best health.

Personal care, every time

Exceptional patient care is a way of life for us. Our nurses, clinicians and support teams are dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, so have more time for you. They’ll be with you every step of the way, tailoring your care around you and giving the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re in the best hands.

Effortlessly simple

We work together as one to guide you through each step of your experience, with complexities unravelled and answers readily to hand. Your personal treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.

What's included in your package?

Choosing The London Clinic means your treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.


Your treatment package will include:

  • Enhanced pre-admission assessment
  • Your treatment with our complete care team at your fingertips
  • Personalised aftercare and follow-up

We want you to be in control of your health. That’s why we also offer optional services such as comprehensive recovery packages and extra touches for you to choose from during your stay with us.

How to pay

  • You can use private medical insurance (PMI) to access this treatment. We work with all major PMI providers in the UK and many internationally
  • You can pay for yourself (self-pay)
  • If you’re paying for yourself, we have finance options available with Chrysalis

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