Wednesday November 25, 2020

Irish clinic that has technology of the future

A futuristic medical device is transforming the treatment of prostate cancer in the west of Ireland, writes James Laffey

21st November, 2009

It may sound like an illusory character from a science fiction novel, but the robotic device that is performing prostate surgery every week at the Galway Clinic is very real indeed.

Later this month, the Da Vinci robotic arm - the only one of its kind in Ireland - will celebrate its second birthday. A total of 75 radical prostatectomies have been performed by the robotic arm since its arrival in Galway in 2007,and the...

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