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Robot used in prostate operation

A cancer patient is thought to be the first person in the UK to have his prostate removed using a hand-held robot.

Stuart Ellis, from Cheadle Hulme, had the operation at Stepping Hill Hospital in Greater Manchester on Friday.

The hospital said the motorised hand device offers a more precise and quicker surgical procedure.

It said it will to provide more flexibility than the human wrist, and also allows more precise stitching for better recovery.