Keyhole op for Aberdeen cancer patient
A PROSTATE cancer patient has become the first in Scotland to undergo pioneering 3D keyhole surgery in hospital.
Bob Pert, 69, from Aberdeen, opted for a complete prostrate removal using specialist equipment on loan to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary that has only been available in the UK for six weeks.
Mr Pert, who left the hospital yesterday, said: ““I feel very honoured to be the first in Scotland.”
Two cameras projected detailed images of the patient on to a flatscreen during the operation, and medical staff wore special goggles.
Keyhole surgery patients generally have less scarring than patients undergoing open surgery.
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