Robot Appeal

Fundraising £1,000,000

£ 650,000 raised so far

Our new £1 million appeal in partnership with the local NHS Trust, is aiming to deliver the very latest innovation in robotic surgery for patients in Bucks and surrounding areas.

The Robot Appeal will help fund a state of the art surgical robot for Wycombe hospital which will initially be used for cancer treatment in the areas of colorectal, urological and gynaecological cancer, and for non-cancer treatment in these areas too. The Da Vinci XI provides the most advanced equipment, vision and features. It is versatile and flexible and can be used for a variety of complex procedures, helping to deliver better care and outcomes.

Robotic surgery is a form of keyhole surgery involving small incisions where a surgeon controls a computer enhanced robot to mimic the surgeon’s hand movements with absolute precision.

Robotic surgery can help make the thought of surgery far easier for patients. It can sometimes take months to recover from traditional open surgery, but robotic surgery incisions are much smaller, reducing the risk of complications and infection, minimising scarring, pain and discomfort and helping patients recover and return home more quickly.

Support the Robot Appeal

Fundraising for revolutionary technology in the fight against cancer

The Equipment

Surgically controlled

The surgeon has complete control of the instruments used to perform surgery

x10 magnified

The surgical area is magnified x10 producing crystal-clear views

Seven degrees

Interlinked instruments move like a human hand but with seven degrees of movement

Tremor filtration

The system’s built-in tremor filtration technology helps the surgeon’s movements

Please Support Us

“We are privileged that Scannappeal is raising money to ensure Buckinghamshire
Healthcare NHS Trust can offer world class robotic techniques to local patients. Not only does it mean patients can be treated closer to home, but operations will be less painful to recover from.
In-built high-tech features will make surgery safer, more precise and less invasive than laparoscopic surgery. This means patients will recovery more quickly with a smaller risk of serious complications and better long term cancer outcomes. Alongside this we will be able to recruit and retain highly skilled surgeons and establish the Trust as a world class elective treatment centre.

I cannot emphasise enough how much patients will benefit from having high calibre surgeons, working together in the three major tumour groups, with the latest technology to support them.”

Mr Arnold Goede, Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon

The Facts


Surgery will be carried out closer to home with local assessment and follow up


Minimally invasive procedure compared to traditional open surgery


Quicker post-operative recovery meaning rapid return to normal activity


Less painful procedures resulting in less tissue trauma and complications

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