Port Macquarie Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Port Macquarie Private Hospital makes advanced robotic surgery accessible to the Mid North Coast community for the first time.

Port Macquarie Private Hospital is delighted to announce the introduction of the da Vinci Si ® system saving patients from having to travel to metropolitan centres to access this technology. This remarkable equipment allows our highly skilled specialists to perform minimally invasive surgery with an advanced set of instruments providing improved control, precision and movement for patients with; urological, bariatrics and general surgery requirements.

This new generation of surgical technique complements our comprehensive existing range of treatments and services and is available for patients, ensuring surgeons can choose the appropriate surgical approach for each patient.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a relevant Robotic Specialist below.


The advancements in technology over the years are focused on best outcomes for patients, allowing more complex procedures to be performed.

The da Vinci Surgical System expands the doctors' human capabilities and allows routine and complex procedures to be performed minimally invasively. Via three integrated components, the surgeon controls the da Vinci robot from a surgeon console. The surgeons' hand movements are translated to perform tiny movements with-in the body in real time. Optimised 3D vision, magnification and motion tremor control allow the surgeon to operate high-tech instrumentation with greater dexterity and precision than other minimally invasive techniques.

The da Vinci surgical system is made up of three components: 

The surgeon console is positioned outside the sterile field, where the surgeon sits and controls the instruments with natural dexterity while viewing the surgical anatomy in a stable, high-definition 3D image. 

The patient cart is positioned alongside the bed (in the sterile field), and is ‘docked’ to the patient. The patient cart holds the camera and instruments that the surgeon controls from the console. 

The vision cart makes communication between the components possible, and supports the 3D high-definition vision system.