Robotic surgery live-streamed from Limerick hospital

Robotic surgery
Live streaming of a Robotic surgery being live streamed from the operating room in University Hospital Limerick (UHL) Photo: Sean Curtin

Robotic surgical procedures are being live-streamed from the operating room at University Hospital Limerick (UHL).


The surgery was transmitted to the new Clinical Education and Research Centre (CERC) auditorium at UHL, as part of the educational component of the Group’s robotic surgical programme.

More than 100 Consultant Urologists, Colorectal Surgeons, Senior Registrars, Gynaecologists and health professionals from around the country attended the annual South West Urological Meeting at the CERC ,where an inaugural live-stream of a robotic surgical procedure took place.

The surgery was carried out by Consultant Urological Surgeon Ben Challacombe who is Senior Lecturer at Guy’s Hospital and King’s College London. 

Mr. Challacombe said:  ‘It is a great honour to come to UHL and demonstrate complex robotic kidney surgery using the new live streaming technology. I would like to thank the team at UHL for inviting me, the teamwork and professionalism of the whole surgical team here in Limerick is second to none.“