Secondary Care

UCLH builds digital eco-system for surgeons

Digital Surgery, a health tech company shaping the future of surgery through the convergence of surgical expertise and technology has announced its partnership with University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH.

Digital Surgery is building a digital ecosystem for surgeons and healthcare professionals, through partnerships with the healthcare community as well as its products: Touch Surgery, the mobile surgical training platform, and Go Surgery, an operating room efficiency platform being piloted at leading hospitals. The UCLH and RNOH partnerships are the company’s first initiative in creating this wider digital ecosystem.

At UCLH and RNOH, Digital Surgery is testing tools and digital technology to augment and support the surgical team in the operating room. This will include helping guide the surgeons and healthcare professionals during surgery with guided steps and reference tools.

“Our partnerships with UCLH and RNOH are the latest critical step in our development of a set of tools that can be used inside and outside the operating room to standardise surgical workflows,” said Dr. Jean Nehme, Co-founder and CEO of Digital Surgery. “Right now, a host of variables, many outside surgeons’ control, are currently undermining surgical performance. It is our hope that the products we are building will help surgeons and operating room teams to better control these variables and subsequently improve patient outcomes and drive costs down.”

Dr. Manish Chand, Colorectal Surgeon at UCLH “I’m a strong advocate of technology and its benefits, especially in the operating room. Disruptive technologies like these have the potential to make surgery more precise and produce better outcomes, and we are eager to explore the possibilities.”

Mr. Sam Oussedik, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Director of Surgical Education, UCLH “The benefits of a virtual surgery platform and operative technique library are to improve surgeon education and allow realistic, immersive virtual experiences. This will help to disseminate best practice and surgical technique, allowing our patients to experience improved outcomes from their procedures.”