A 52-year old man suffering from cancer became the first patient in Britain to have his prostate removed with the help of a robotic surgery.
Stuart Ellis, who is a resident of Cheadle Hulme, was diagnosed with prostate cancer last month. He underwent a surgery involving a hand held robotic device called Kymerax at the Stepping Hill Hospital in Greater Manchester.
Kymerax can be used in surgeries for gastrointestinal, urological, and gynecological conditions and is inserted into the body through a keyhole surgery. Dr Neil Oakley, who performed the surgery, said that the device was better than a human surgeon as it is able to do things that are not possible of a human wrist.