Give us a call

01926 436351

How does robotic arm assisted surgery work? 

Before surgery

In the weeks before your operation, our robotic arm, or Boris as we like to call him, processes the information taken from a 3D CT scan of your body. Your consultant then plans the operation to within fractions of a millimetre with the help of Boris.

During surgery

Your consultant is always in control during the operation. Boris allows the consultant to perform the joint replacement with pinpoint accuracy. The consultant uses Boris's arm as an extension of his or herself, guiding surgical tools to the correct position.


Higher accuracy means the replacement fits as well as it possibly can and ensures the joint functions as normally as possible after surgery.

It's been shown to result in a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery and higher satisfaction. There's also strong evidence of decreased pain and fewer complications following surgery.

Robotic arm assisted procedures:

Who is robotic arm assisted surgery suitable for?

Robotic arm surgery may not be appropriate for all patients. Your consultant will advise you on the best treatments for your condition.

Meet our consultants

Mr Mohammad Faisal

MS (Ortho), MSc (Trauma), MRCS (Ed), FRCS (Tr &amp, Ortho)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Pedro Foguet-Subirana

LMC, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Tr&amp, Ortho), Diploma in General Practice Spanish Ministry of Health

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Jakub Kozdryk

MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Feisal Ali Shah

MBChB (hons), MRCS eng, FRCS Tr & Orth

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Andrew Shepherd

MB ChB, BSc(Hons) Psychology, Ortho), FRCS (TRAUMA & ORTHOPAEDICS), MRCSEd

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Nick Smith

FRCS, PhD, MSc, PGCert, BMedSci, BMBS

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Peter Thompson

MB ChB, FRCS (Tr&Ortho)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Farid Ud-Din


Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Jon Waite

MB BS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr& Ortho)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Mr Richard W Westerman

MB ChB, MSc (Orth Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Specialty Orthopaedic surgery