Robotic assisted surgery with Mr Muhammad Rafiq, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
NNUH NHS FT
In January the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) celebrated three years of saving and transforming cancer patients’ lives through robotic surgery.
The state-of-the-art robotic surgery equipment, operated by a surgeon, carried out the first radical prostatectomy in Norwich on 18th February 2016 to remove the prostate of a cancer patient, and since then has been used on average four times a week to help save more lives.
Surgeons use the four-armed robot and console, which provides a magnified 3D view, for robotic assisted prostatectomies, bladder removal (cystectomy), partial kidney and kidney removal (nephrectomy) and colorectal surgery.