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UK-first in robotic surgery at The Royal Marsden

This is a wonderful piece of news by the Royal Marsden; Dean, 41, from South London, underwent a robotic total pelvic exenteration to treat his advanced rectal cancer.

A radical procedure that removes all of the organs from the pelvic area, this is the first time surgeons believe it has been carried out in the UK with robotic surgical technology. The National Robotics Registry work Red Trouser Day is funding will help bring this type of surgery to more people as the registry is needed to compare surgical methods in different circumstances, contributing to understanding where and how it can be used.