This state-of-the-art technology provides surgeons with all the clinical and technical capabilities of traditional surgery while enabling them to operate through a few tiny incisions, smaller than a centimetre. This system has an ergonomically designed console positioned alongside the patient, where the surgeon sits while operating.

Surgeons have an immersive view of the surgical field with extremely high-definition 3D vision, allowing for precision and control. Four interactive robotic arms, which are precisely calibrated, are positioned above the patient. The advanced technology also allows each individual surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of the instruments that are working inside the patient’s body. The unprecedented surgical accuracy of the system is bringing patient’s improved surgical outcomes.


Macquarie University Hospital has recently purchased its second robot – the  da Vinci Xi Surgical System – a move that has seen the facility rapidly expand its robotic surgery program across a number of specialties. The new surgical robot is the latest model available. The acquisition of the multimillion dollar da Vinci system is boosting the hospital’s oncological capabilities, as well as other specialty areas. For more information please click here 

This latest robotic technology is now the surgical tool of choice for many procedures – and, indeed, the standard approach for a broad range of procedures in the US and some European countries. In Australia it is increasingly used for complex minimally invasive prostate surgery; however the extensive Robotic Surgery Program at Macquarie University Hospital enables specialists in other areas to utilise the device as well.