Robotic probes for epilepsy 'wonderful'
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Robotic probes for epilepsy 'wonderful', patient says

The first person in Wales to undergo pioneering robotic surgery for epilepsy has said it has improved her life.

The robot, built by Renishaw in Rhondda Cynon Taff, implanted probes into Denise Casey's brain.

Mrs Casey, of Skewen, Neath Port Talbot, was diagnosed at 31 and has suffered up to six fits a day for the past 20 years.

The robotic is far more accurate at placing probes into a patient's brain and reduces the operating time significantly.

  • 06 Apr 2017
  • From the section Wales