The robot will be used for colon, womb and prostate surgery at Leicester General Hospital.
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First robotic surgery on prostate patient in Leicester

The first prostate operation using a new £2m robot has taken place in Leicester.

The robotic procedure is more efficient than standard keyhole surgery, doctors say.

The robot will be used to operate on patients with womb, bowel and prostate cancer.

Rob Sissons reports.