Professor Tas Qureshi, MBBS FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Gen Surg) is a consultant surgeon at Poole Hospital. Mr Qureshi is the lead for laparoscopic (keyhole) and robotic surgery at Poole Hospital. He is also a national and international trainer in these techniques.
Mr Qureshi’s dream was to bring robotic surgery to Poole and this dream became a reality when, in October 2015, Mr Robert Braithwaite CBE DL, Founder of Sunseeker International, and a patient of Mr Qureshi, donated £3.4m and purchased a state-of-the-art da Vinci XI Robotic System to the community and he funded it’s maintenance for three years.
What that gift has meant?
“Thanks to the donation of this machine by Robert Braithwaite, Professor Tas Qureshi was able to perform major surgery on my husband earlier this year with great success. Here's to more amazing work from the team and the da Vinci Robot and I personally thank you all. No words really can express our gratitude and appreciation, but anyone that is on the same journey you’re in some of the best hands...x" Zoe Clayton-moss
Mr Qureshi said “The robot comes with more sophisticated instrumentation, allowing better access to areas difficult to reach. Coupled with the high definition and three dimensional views, the result is much greater precision during cancer surgery compared with traditional laparoscopic procedures. Ultimately this should mean a reduction in the need for chemotherapy and radiotherapy as well as better long-term functional and quality of life outcomes.”
The Dorset Cancer Centre is based at Poole Hospital and is the major specialist cancer treatment centre for adults in the county. Mr Qureshi went on to say “As the designated Cancer Centre for Dorset, this development represents a natural extension of the treatments that Poole Hospital is able to offer to its patients, keeping Poole at the forefront of cutting edge technology. The latest National Cancer Patient Experience Survey put Poole Hospital in the top 20% of trusts in the country for the overall standard of care, for the third consecutive year.”
As a result of Mr Qureshi's work, Poole Hospital is now recognised as a European Centre of Excellence for Robotic Surgery. PROJECT Q and The Autumn Trust aim to support Robert Braithwaite's gift of the da Vinci Xi Robot into the future and to develop laparoscopic and robotic surgery locally nationally and internationally.
Building a better future...
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