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Robotic prostatectomy transmitted live to engineers to promote collaboration

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 27 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:687
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

    A radical prostatectomy using a robot was transmitted live to a group of surgeons and mechanical engineers last week to stimulate collaboration between the professions and encourage developments in robotic surgery.

    The operation was performed at Guy’s Hospital, London, by Prokar Dasgupta, reader and consultant urological surgeon at the hospital and King’s College London, School of Medicine, and transmitted to an audience at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London.

    “For the last couple of years we have been collaborating with our mechanical engineers at King’s College …

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