Robotic surgery is unique. It is one of the least invasive ways to operate and provides enhanced visualisation and control.

In an open procedure, a surgeon may need to create a large incision to access a hard-to-reach area of the body. In some procedures, like heart and lung operations, very big openings are needed and therefore create considerable tissue injury. The da Vinci’s robotic arms, however, make small ‘key-hole’ openings and are steadier than a human hand. The surgeon is able to see deep inside the patient’s body and control the arms from a special console that sits away from the operating table.

The combination of precision, control and minimal intrusion means that patients may experience fewer post-operative complications (like infections) and return to health faster than a traditional surgery. Robotics also suits patients who are morbidly obese.




Robot-assisted treatment is available at Newcastle Private Hospital to all clinically-suitable patients in the following specialty areas:

  • Urology – prostate, kidneys, adrenal glands and urinary system
  • Colorectal surgery – large intestine
  • General surgery – small intestine and internal organs

Our surgeons

Dr Albert Tiu
Urological Surgeon

P 02 4920 8899
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Dr Anil Koshy
Colorectal Surgeon

02 4952 2877
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Dr Nicholas McLeod
Urological Surgeon

P 02 4957 3327
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Dr Pail Ainsworth
Urological Surgeon

P 02 4969 7044
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