Dudley Private Hospital brings cutting edge technology to regional New South Wales
Mar 09, 2020
In a first for the Central West region, Dudley Private Hospital, Orange has purchased a state-of-the-art million-dollar robot to assist with surgery and provide local treatment previously limited to a few major cities.
Orange will be the first regional city in NSW to introduce a Robotic Surgical Assistant (ROSA) to total knee replacement (TKR) surgery.
The ROSA robot is designed to help specially trained orthopaedic surgeons at Dudley Private Hospital with the precise placement of the knee implants, ensuring patients no longer need to leave the region to access this particular cutting-edge technology.
Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Evan Jones, said: “Dudley Private Hospital staff and surgeons all welcome this evolution in adult joint reconstruction.”
“While the surgeon remains in complete control of the procedure, the ROSA robot will provide an extra level of precision and accuracy,” Dr Jones said.
“The main aim for our team is to improve theatre efficiency and, of course, the goal is always to strive for better patient outcomes. The benefit for our patients is they can remain in the region to have access to this technology instead of having to travel to, and stay in, the metropolitan cities.”
Dudley Private Hospital CEO, Paul McKenna, said: “The philosophy at Ramsay Health Care is ‘people caring for people’ and we believe robotics plays a large part in the future of how our staff and surgeons can care for our patients.”
“ROSA will be installed in March and our five orthopaedic surgeons have already begun their training in the use of this equipment to ensure they are completely skilled in its use prior to patient procedures. Total knee replacements are very common in Australia so we’re excited that we can offer additional services to the region.”