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Da Vinci robot 'improving' prostate care on Teesside

A £1.5m robot being used at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is "dramatically improving" surgery on prostate cancer patients.

Up to 400 patients a year, including 100 men with prostate cancer, are benefiting from the Da Vinci robot which helps the speed of recovery as it is less invasive.

Patient Alastair McNicol from Northallerton, says he would have faced major abdominal surgery without the machine which "clearly provided" a lot of accuracy and precision, preventing further damage to his internal organs.

  • 29 Jan 2015
  • From the section Tees