Technology | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse


Transforming treatments and outcomes for patients

We constantly strive to remain at the forefront of innovation and technology in cancer treatment. The incredible generosity of our donor community has enabled us to acquire some of the world’s latest technology for the treatment of cancer. This allows us to offer high precision, minimally invasive treatment options, which contribute to better outcomes, faster recovery and enhanced quality of life for our patients.


Da Vinci Xi Surgical System

The da Vinci Xi Surgical System is one of the most advanced surgical robots in the world, offering minimally-invasive procedures as an alternative to complex, open surgeries for head and neck, colorectal, gynaecological and prostate cancer. Controlled by a highly specialised robotic surgeon, the robot’s four arms and ‘wrists’ have a far greater range of motion than the human hand and exert much less force on the patient. This means a faster, less painful recovery for the patient and fewer post-operative complications.

Purchased with the support of our donor community in 2015, the robot has transformed the way we treat cancer and is providing truly extraordinary outcomes for our patients.


SPY Machine

Safe and successful breast reconstruction can significantly improve the quality of life for women after a mastectomy. The SPY Elite machine gives surgeons a real-time assessment of how tissue will react during breast cancer surgery using fluorescence technology to identify potential issues with circulation. This allows surgeons to adjust their techniques to deliver better results for patients, dramatically reducing the risk of cell death in breast tissue to avoid necrosis or the loss a nipple or skin.


Precision Radiation Therapy

Our newest model linear accelerators allow us to treat any type of cancer, including the rarest and most complex, with pinpoint precision and accuracy.  Our linear accelerators can rotate 360 degrees to target a tumour to within 1mm in any part of the body, minimising damage to the patient’s healthy tissues and surrounding organs.


Brainlab brain mapping system

Neurosurgery is highly intricate and complex and relies on technology that aids the surgeon in removing cancerous tissue with extreme accuracy, without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue.

BrainLab technology maps patient data from MRI and CT scans to create a 3D image of a patient’s brain, guiding the surgeon through procedures in real time with unprecedented precision. This allows smaller skull openings and minimises damage to healthy regions of the brain, giving patients the best chance of a higher level of brain functionality after surgery.


Contact Us

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
119-143 Missenden Road,
Camperdown NSW 2050
Cnr Missenden & Salisbury Rd

Phone: (02) 8514 0000
Fax: (02) 9383 1000


Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is located on Missenden Road, Camperdown. Please refer to the above.

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