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New robotic cancer surgery

Home in a day after robotic cancer surgery

A surgical robot at Addenbrooke’s is helping to cure patients with prostate cancer, enabling them to go home less than 24 hours after surgery.

The robot, known as a robotic prostatectomy, is operated by a highly skilled surgeon and removes cancerous tissue by making several small incisions in the patient’s abdomen. Not only is this less invasive, with less blood loss and pain, it means patients recover more quickly from their surgery.

Previously, surgery would require the patient to stay in hospital for 4-5 days. With the new procedure, this time can be reduced and allowing for more patients to be treated along with helping to reduce waiting times and cancellations.

You can read more here: Home in a day after robotic cancer surgery | CUH

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