Wednesday, August 19, 2015

World first as surgeons use a robot to perform a sister-to-sister kidney transplant through their vagainas

Daily Mail | Anna Hodgekiss

Two sisters have made medical history by undergoing a kidney transplant through their vaginas using robotic surgery.

Valerie Perez, 44, gave one of her kidneys to her 43-year old sister Beatrice Perez on July 9, with both of them in the operating theatre at the same time.

The procedure was a world first because, using robotics, the kidney was both removed and transplanted through the vagina rather than via an incision, the standard method.

The donated organ was immediately implanted into Beatrice after it had been removed from her sister.

The procedure at the University Hospital Centre in Toulouse was executed 'in a single go, exclusively with robots,' the lead surgeon, Frederico Sallustro, told AFP. Continue reading



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