In this issue
Welcome
Trust tops research league table
Celebrating the Windrush legacy
Staff show their Pride
Royal Patron meets Evelina London patients
Cancer survivors strike a pose
Tom Hanks surprises Evelina London patients
Two minutes with…our Maternity Assessment Unit
MPs learn about services
Angina test reduces hospital visits
Guess the baby face
Find out about our performance
Patients rate 'very good' care
Friends and Family Test – May
Video prize for researcher
Nurses scoop award
Funding boost for researchers
Groundbreaking trial shows promising results
Pioneering ‘wand’ used in kidney op
Home in time for Father's Day
16 July – free autism in children seminar
17 July – singing for breathing group
17 July – sounds of Brazil
24 July – help shape local healthcare
12 September – Annual Public Meeting
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Pioneering ‘wand’ used in kidney op

A six-year-old boy became the first child in the UK to undergo a keyhole operation on his kidney using a new medical device.

 

Alexander Pasek was treated at Evelina London after developing hydronephrosis, where one or both kidneys become swollen after a build-up of urine. Surgeon Massimo Garriboli used the FlexDex tool to insert internal stitches after unblocking Alexander’s kidney.

 

The wand-like device attaches to the surgeon’s wrist and precisely translates his hand, wrist, and arm movements within the patient’s body. Alexander’s mum told Evening Standard and News Shopper that his recovery has been “fantastic”.