The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s theatre team have made Trust history, completing their first cases of robotic assisted gynaecology operations.

The team, led by Consultant Gynaecologist, Mr Oboh, successfully provided surgery for four women in theatre at Pinderfields Hospital last month.

Joan Partrick, the first of the four patients, has expressed her gratitude to the team saying: “Being Mr Oboh’s first patient for robotic surgery, I cannot praise him and all the team who looked after me enough. As a retired nurse who started her nurse training in 1963 at Pinderfields and retired after 45 years of nursing, I can say the organisation, professionalism, and care I received was amazing. Well done to everyone.”

This type of surgery brings benefits to patients, including a faster recovery time and smaller area of skin incision. It also has benefits for the clinical teams as it results in fewer muscular skeletal issues suffered by the surgeon, and affords a more efficient use of theatre staff and supporting medics, freeing up trainees to support other areas of the service.

Mr Oboh commented: “This is a fantastic achievement, for which I am indebted to many people, from our nursing theatre team and anaesthesia team, to our senior management team. This is the beginning of a new era for gynaecology surgery at Mid Yorkshire.”