Peninsula Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Peninsula Private Hospital makes advanced robotic surgery accessible to the Mornington Peninsula community for the first time.

Peninsula Private Hospital is delighted to announce the introduction of the da Vinci Xi® system to the Mornington peninsula region. This remarkable technology allows our highly skilled specialists to conduct a broad range of advanced surgical procedures with much smaller incisions and improved control, precision and movement. It enhances surgical performance by creating a natural extension of the surgeon’s eyes and their hands. 

The da Vinci Xi® system enables minimally invasive surgical options for patients with diseases and conditions in the areas of:

  • Urology
  • Gynaecology
  • Breast and Endocrine 
  • Colorectal
  • Upper GI 
  • Hepato-pancreato-biliary (Liver, Pancreas and Bile Duct)
  • General surgery 

This new generation of surgical technique complements our comprehensive existing range of treatments and services and is available for patients at no extra cost, 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.


Dr Chris Chang - Urology
Mr Tony De Sousa - Urology
Mr Paul Gilmore – Urology 
Mr Anu Jayathillake – Urology 
Dr George Koufogiannis – Urology 
Mr Charles Pilgrim - Hepato-pancreato-biliary surgeon, including hernia, liver and pancreas 
Mr Kostas Syrrakos - General, Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeon and Endoscopist



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. 

All private patients proceeding with surgery, whether that be through the robotic approach, laparoscopically or the traditional open approach, are required to pay usual doctors’ fees, anaesthetist fees and hospital fees, where applicable. When robotic assisted surgery was initially introduced this new technology came with an extra cost to cover the consumables required, often making this surgical approach out of reach for patients. However, Peninsula Private Hospital is thrilled to make this innovative technology available to all patients at no extra cost, allowing our surgeons to choose the appropriate surgical approach for each patient without the underlying concern of an extra expense that they might not be able to afford.