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Pioneering op uses robot arm

17th November 2010

A surgeon at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester has conducted a pioneering heart operation using a robotic arm named Amigo.

The arm was controlled by surgeon Dr Andre Ng, with the assistance of an advanced 3D image of the patient's heart and is the first time the technique has been used in catheter ablation. More than 200 catheter ablation operations have taken place at Glenfield Hospital, and six months ago Dr Ng used the Amigo robotic arm to carry out the procedure for the first time, but without the assistance of the 3D mapping system.

 

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