The Bath Clinic, a private hospital based in Combe Down and part of the Circle Health Group, is to undergo a multi-million-pound investment this autumn.
The BMI Bath Clinic’s operating theatres will be completely refurbished with the latest state-of-the-art equipment.
The hospital will also have a brand-new day surgery theatre added following an increase in local demand, which is generating a substantial rise in patient numbers.
There will also be a refurbished endoscopy suite, ensuring that doctors have leading facilities for doing investigations into the body.
The hospital will also roll out brand new robotics to support surgeons and patients during joint replacements.
The new MAKO robotic assistant uses pre-operative imaging to map and plan a procedure in advance.
Prior to surgery, a personalised 3D model is created based on the patient’s own CT scan, allowing the exact size and orientation of the joint implant to be planned.
During the operation, the robotic arm guides the surgeon, following the customised pre-surgery plan, reducing the risk of surgical errors in bone preparation and placement of the implants.
Tim Atter, Executive Director of The Bath Clinic, said: “We’re proud at The Bath Clinic to be offering robotic-arm assisted surgery for a range of joint replacement treatments.
“The Mako robotic is transforming the way joint replacement surgeries are performed and improves the patient experience from pre-op through to recovery.”