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Cafe Scientifique: Operation, what Operation? The use of robots in gynaecological surgery

Jeremy Twigg MD FRCOG
Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist
James Cook University Hospital

Robotic surgery in gynaecology is being adopted more widely in the UK following the trend set in the USA over the last decade.

James Cook University Hospital introduced a programme of robotic surgery across five specialties in 2014, making their programme one of the biggest in the UK. One of the anecdotal advantages of this technique over traditional 'keyhole' surgery is the enhanced recovery of patients having a robotic procedure. In this talk, Jeremy will share his early experiences of this surgery and the exciting research programme that is just about to start recruiting patients into a national multi-centre study.                                                                                                           

Jeremy studied medicine at University College London Medical School from 1987 to 1992. He undertook his general training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology completing his research MD in 2000. He entered sub specialty training in Gynaecological Oncology 2003 and took up his current consultant post at South Tees NHS in 2006.                           

Tue 19 Sep


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