Robotic Surgery has certainly evolved over the years, coming in leaps and bounds as the 1980s saw advancements into early minimally invasive surgery. Early designs in endoscope technology, along with better digital, video and display enhancements led to the first gallbladder removal in 1987. This same technology has been used in other environments such as the ocean floor or outer space.
Here at Mid Essex
Mid Essex Hospitals have been using robotic surgery for a number of years now, and the time has come, with your help, to look at bringing in a new surgical model to help us, help you by performing minimally invasive surgery.
Help us to save and transform the lives of thousands of patients needing treatment, using minimally invasive surgery, using the latest robotic surgical techniques.
Mid Essex Hospitals was the first NHS hospital in Essex, and one of only 15 in the UK to use a surgical Robot – which at the time was one of the most advanced surgical robots of its kind.
We are now looking to raise the funds to purchase a new robot
With the aid of this new robot we hope that Mid Essex Hospitals will remain as a centre of excellence in the UK, helping to transform the lives of thousands of patients within Mid Essex, Basildon, Southend and surrounding areas, as well as looking to expand the area of robotic surgery to both our partner Trusts.