Your gateway to world class medical services - Robotic Surgery

Your gateway to world class medical services - Robotic Surgery


Epworth Hospital is one of the Australia’s largest private hospitals. Located in Richmond, Melbourne, the hospital offers state of the art medical services in a modern, well-equipped facility. Equal to the best hospitals in the world, Epworth is a world-class provider of healthcare.

Opened in 1920 as a community hospital of 25 beds with a staff of five, Epworth has grown to be one of Australia''s leading specialist hospitals renowned both locally and overseas. Epworth has a reputation of being at the forefront of private healthcare and its high standards of care have been recognised with numerous Awards for Excellence.

Epworth’s Richmond campus now has more than 500 beds, 15 operating theatres and a staff of more than 1400. With Epworth Rehabilitation Brighton and Box Hill Gardens Day Surgery, Epworth has nearly 600 beds. A further 210 beds will be added with the opening of Epworth Eastern in Box Hill in early 2005.

“It’s like having your hands inside the patient’s chest. It delivers unparalleled surgical precision, control and visualisation.”Aubrey Almeida, Cardiac Surgeon



Epworth has established the Australian Institute of Robotic Surgery (AIRS) following the successful introduction of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical Unit to Australia.

The Institute will promote minimally invasive surgery and evaluate the outcomes of robotic surgery. It will encourage research in new applications for robotic surgery, provide training for surgeons, nurses and technicians in the techniques of robotic surgery, and become a reference point for future sites in Australia.

Major procedures currently being performed by robotic surgery at the Epworth Hospital are radical prostatectomy, cardiac surgery including mitral valve, atrial septal defect, bilateral IMA harvesting and epicardial lead replacement.



There are more than 200 da Vinci Surgical Systems in use across the United States, Europe and Japan. Epworth''s is the first in Australia. The da Vinci Surgical System, sold in Australia by Device Technologies, is a descendant of a U.S. Department of Defence project in the 1980s to create a robot that would allow surgeons to operate on critically wounded soldiers from a safe distance, or even perform emergency surgery on astronauts on Mars.

Contact Avisis Health to see how you may benefit from this technologically advanced system in a world-class hospital and medical setting.

“The results we have achieved at Epworth are equal to those of the two best centres in the United States. Robotic-assisted
minimally invasive surgery is an outstanding surgical advance,”
Professor Tony Costello, Urologist


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