Researchers: Patients should get robotic surgery for quicker recovery

This system for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery in Munich works with three robot arms. Two arms carry the instruments that the surgeon can operate during the procedure, while a third robot guides an endoscope that provides the surgeon with a 3D video image. — dpa

LONDON: Patients due to have major abdominal operations should be offered the option of robotic surgery, researchers say, after a study showed such procedures led to quicker recovery and reduced time in hospital.

Patients who had robot-assisted bladder cancer surgery recovered faster and were sent home sooner than those who had open surgery, UK experts found.

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