da Vinci in the news


Carte Blanche update on robotic surgery |28 March 2018|

In 2016, Carte Blanche reported on state-of-the-art robotic technology being used in the surgical removal of cancerous tumours in prostate cancer patients. Deemed unaffordable to most patients, a partnership between health authorities is making this life-saving technology available for ten patients.


da Vinci Robotic System features on Grey’s Anatomy

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Robotic surgery featured on Kyknet

Watch this video on the benefits of using da Vinci Robotic Surgical Systems by Dr Johan Venter


Robot used for prostate surgery featured on eNuus

Watch this video on the benefits of using da Vinci Robotic Surgical Systems by Dr Johan Venter


Dr. David Samadi on Good Day New York

Dr. David Samadi discusses the benefits of robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery on Good Day New York.


News24: Durban’s first case video report

Watch doctor perform robotic surgery using the da Vinci robotic surgery system


Robotic surgery is the new frontier

Using a robot to remove part of a diseased kidney could soon become a reality in South Africa. The Pretoria Urology Hospital is leading this charge in robotic surgery.


Robotic-assisted procedures improving patients’ lives

Dr Marius Bongers says robotic-assisted partial removal of a cancerous kidney helps in avoiding pain during the procedure (SABC).


Robotic prostate surgery

Hailed as the future of patient care, robotic technology is changing the face of prostate cancer surgery. The da Vinci robotic system is a laparoscopic surgical tool used for urological procedures and radical prostatectomies. Its mechanical arms and wrists twist and turn to mimic the movements of a surgeon’s hands allowing for infinitely smaller, more precise surgical work on even the smallest veins and arteries.


Robotic surgery is the future for theatre operations

16 Mar 2016 – SABC Morning Live takes an in-depth look at the ground breaking use of surgical robotic assistance at The Urology Hospital in Pretoria.