Monday May 23 04:52 pm
Da Vinci Robot Surgery at East Kent Hospitals
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has paid out £1.5 million to secure the services of the most highly-skilled surgical hands on the planet. The DaVinci robot is being used to operate on prostate cancer at Kent & Canterbury Hospital. The first robotic surgery in Kent successfully took place at the beginning of May and several other operations have been carried out since, with patients only needing to stay in overnight after the procedure, experiencing less pain and recovering up to ten weeks earlier than they would have if they had received traditional surgery.