Robotic-arm assisted surgery provides patients with a personalised surgical plan for joint replacement surgery.

The state-of-the-art Mako™ robotic arm system works alongside the surgeon from the pre-surgery planning stage through to assisting in the surgery itself in order to improve the accuracy and precision of the procedure.

Before surgery, a personalised 3D model is created based on the patient’s own CT scan, allowing the exact size and orientation of the hip or knee implant to be planned. During the operation, the robot arm guides the surgeon, following the customised pre-surgery plan, reducing the risk of surgical errors in bone preparation and placement of the implants.

Current robot assisted orthopaedic procedures available at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

Our consultants

Mr James Hahnel

MB BS, MRCS, FRCS (Tr& Orth)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Colin Holton

FRCS (Tr & Orth), MBChB, BSc (Hons), MSc (Mech Eng)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Neil Hunt

MA (Hons), FRCS (Tr &Orth), MBBS

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Chris Lewis

MBChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth), MSc, MFSTEd, PG Cert

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Why choose Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital for your robotic-arm assisted surgery?

Investment in the latest technology

The Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System is a prime example of how we proactively keep up to date with new innovations in surgery and regularly invest in new technology for diagnostics, surgery and care.

We have also invested £2.6 million in exemplary CT and MRI scanners which offer advanced imaging - a service that helps position our hospital as the leading private healthcare centre for scanning services in Leeds and wider Yorkshire. Our advanced imaging service is also recognised as one of the best in the UK.

On-site parking and patient collection service

Our patient collection and drop off service ensures your journey with us starts right from your door step, collecting you from our Leeds Hospital and dropping you back home after treatment. Alternatively use our free, secure on-site parking.

We get you back to the life you love

It’s not just about the surgery. Successful surgical outcomes need personalised recovery plans. We do this through:

Our physiotherapy

If you’ve met any of our orthopaedic consultants they will tell you regular, consistent physiotherapy is the key to your recovery.

Nuffield Health is the largest provider of Physiotherapy in the UK, outside of the NHS, offering the widest range of physiotherapy services and employing some of the country’s most skilled practitioners. All of our physiotherapists are HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) and CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) registered and have at least three years’ experience, guaranteeing you are in safe hands throughout your treatment.

The largest private hospital in Yorkshire

Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital is the largest private hospital in Yorkshire. With a critical care unit for one to one nursing, allowing us to safely carry out complex operations that many smaller private hospitals cannot. With these facilities, your healthcare is all under one roof, under the care of one consultant: from initial enquiry right through to your aftercare, you will receive complete continuity of care.

CQC Rated: Outstanding

We are the only hospital in the area to have received an "Outstanding" rating from the health care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following an inspection in February 2017. The CQC highlighted that patient care was at the heart of the service and this is testimony to the commitment, skill and pride of the team at the hospital.

All-inclusive pricing: The Nuffield Promise

The Nuffield Health Promise is our pledge to our patients, where we ensure that you receive a clear and transparent price for your treatment, with no limits on your care. Read more about the Nuffield promise.

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