https://i0.wp.com/www.kelvinramsey.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Groundbreaking-Surgery-at-the-Royal-Marsden.jpg?fit=620%2C400&ssl=1 400 620 Editor https://www.kelvinramsey.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Kelvin-web-logo.png Editor2018-11-26 08:55:092018-11-30 07:39:22Groundbreaking surgery developments at the Royal Marsden
The Royal Marsden continues to lead the way in groundbreaking surgery internationally, as surgeons perform a UK-first in robotic surgery. Using pioneering da Vinci robotic technology, a patient underwent a robotic total pelvic exenteration to treat advanced rectal cancer. This procedure entails removing all the organs from the pelvic area and the traditional approach would have required a large incision being made from the chest down to the pubic bone.
With robotic technology, however, surgeons at the Royal Marsden were able to perform the procedure through a minimally invasive approach. Robotic surgery potentially has a number of benefits; less blood loss, less pain experienced, a quicker recovery and a much quicker return to home.