Interior of surgical theatre, surgeons in gowns and scrubs operate under bright lights.  A documentary crew-member films from the far right of the image, sat on a chair

Spotlight on our surgical team

Our surgical team has been under the spotlight for almost a year, with a documentary crew filming the three-part series at the hospital. Super Surgeons: A Chance at Life follows a group of Royal Marsden patients with advanced or relapsed cancers who are preparing for innovative surgery.

David Nicol in surgery

"This was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the innovative work of our surgical teams. We gave the crew unprecedented access to our work to ensure a true reflection of what happens here every day.”

Mr David Nicol, Chief of Surgery at The Royal Marsden

Nurses in masks

A team effort

The Royal Marsden has the most comprehensive programme of robotic surgery for cancer care in the UK.

Our patients also benefit from a multidisciplinary approach during surgery, with a dedicated and specially trained team – including anaesthetists, specialist nursing staff and consultants – present in theatre, and comprehensive post-surgical care. Patients also receive support from our prehabilitation service, to put high-risk patients in the strongest position to be considered eligible for surgery.

Gynaecologist Ms Marielle Nobbenhuis

Training the next generation of surgeons

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity has funded the Robotic Surgery Fellowship programme, which is training the next generation of surgeons to use the da Vinci Xi robot to remove tumours. The programme is the only course of its kind in the UK.

Find out how The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity supports the whole patient journey.

The Super Surgeons feature in a special 50th edition of RM magazine.

Find out more about what makes The Royal Marsden such a special place to work and our current vacancies.