Robot assisted surgery (RAS) is becoming more widely used in the UK for urology operations, such as removal of the prostate gland (prostatectomy) and partial nephrectomy. There are now more than 60 da Vinci robots in British hospitals – you can locate the nearest robot to you by visiting the da Vinci surgery website.

The following article is an interview with Dr Ketan K. Badani, professor of urology at Mount Sinai Hospital in America, where he discusses the benefits of robotic surgery for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and use of the technique among urologists.

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