Robotic-assisted brain tumour surgery

SURGERY TO BIOPSY BRAIN TUMOURS USING ROBOTIC TECHNOLOGY


If you experience a brain tumour, our HCA UK neurosurgeons can treat you with robotic-assisted surgery

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About

Robotic-assisted surgery to biopsy brain tumours is an alternative to standard, but still highly-specialised, stereotactic brain biopsy techniques.

The robotic platform has been designed to remove the ‘tremor’ of the human hand and to perform minimally invasive biopsies of tumours in sensitive parts of the brain.

Across our facilities we have access to a variety of robotic systems including the Stealth Autoguide® cranial robotic guidance platform, neuronavigation and the ZEISS KINOVO microscope.

Need to know

Your surgeon, assisted by specialist nurses and an operating room team, will carry out the surgery using a robotic platform with arms. As well as holding a camera and surgical instruments, the robot will carry out the surgeon’s command, as high-definition 3D images of the surgical site are viewed on a screen. 

The robot gives our surgeons greater flexibility and freedom of movement, even when carrying out the most complex, delicate procedures. The surgery is minimally invasive,which means it involves making small cuts in the skin. This means that you should experience: 

  • minimal scarring
  • decreased blood loss
  • less pain
  • faster recovery time
  • shorter stay in hospital

Robotic assisted brain tumour surgery is generally a safe procedure, however, as with any surgery or treatment, there may be some risks and side effects involved.

Your consultant will explain these to you and answer any questions you might have.

The procedure is usually carried out under general anaesthetic. We will let you know in advance how long to avoid eating and drinking before surgery.

After the procedure, you will be taken to the recovery unit, where our dedicated team will look after you. You’ll be given pain relief medication if needed.

Your consultant or nurse specialist will let you know when you can leave the hospital and will also advise you on how to best manage your ongoing treatment and pain relief.

You will be invited for follow up appointments to monitor the healing process.

Robotic-assisted brain tumour surgery Consultants

Mr Christopher Chandler

Mr Christopher Chandler

Neurosurgery

Mr Francesco Vergani

Mr Francesco Vergani

Neurosurgery

Professor Keyoumars Ashkan

Professor Keyoumars Ashkan

Neurosurgery

Mr Ranjeev Bhangoo

Mr Ranjeev Bhangoo

Neurosurgery

Our Robotic-assisted brain tumour surgery locations

The Harley Street Clinic

The Harley Street Clinic

35 Weymouth Street W1G 8BJ London
The Princess Grace Hospital

The Princess Grace Hospital

42-52 Nottingham Place W1U 5NY London
The Lister Hospital

The Lister Hospital

Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W 8RH London
London Bridge Hospital

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street SE1 2PR London
The Wellington Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

8A Wellington Place NW8 9LE London
The Wilmslow Hospital

The Wilmslow Hospital

52-54 Alderley Road SK9 1NY Wilmslow

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