Brinkmann Gynaecology

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QA leading the way on robot surgery is the front page headline in The News Portsmouth.  Together with a double page feature on Robotic Surgery is revolutionising healthcare it features the six pioneering surgeons bringing robotic surgery to Portsmouth, including Mr Brinkmann for gynaecological cancer.  There are only 14 Trusts in the UK offering robotic surgery and QA is unique in being the only hospital in the country to use the robot for cross-speciality purposes.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 front page and pages 8 & 9

Using the surgical robot allows Mr Brinkmann to perform many complex gynaecological procedures, including hysterectomy, cancer staging operations, myomectomy (especially when preserving fertility is a goal), and correction of vaginal prolapse.

The robotic surgery option has proven effective for patients who require hysterectomy due to both benign and malignant conditions, including cervical and endometrial cancer.  Additionally, robotic technology offers a minimally invasive surgical option for patients in whom vaginal hysterectomy is contraindicated by obesity or other factors. Patients who in the past traditionally required a large incision for gynaecological surgery for various reasons may now take advantage of the benefits associated with minimally invasive hysterectomy.

With fewer wound complications, a shorter than average hospital stay, and patients' resumption of most normal activities within 2 weeks following surgery, the robotic approach to gynaecological surgery is fast becoming a preferred option for patients.