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Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) successfully removed cancerous tumor in a 77-year-old woman using robotic surgery. The robotic surgery was suggested by Dr Anupama R, Clinical Professor, Gynaecologic Oncology, AIMS. Chemotherapy was ruled out as the woman will not be able to withstand it. "The advantage of using robotic surgery is the short, sometimes unimaginable, recovery period. The recovery period is shorter than routine laparoscopic procedure. However, robotic technology with its better vision and small and precise instruments helps the surgeon perform complicated surgeries with minimum tissue damage since oncologic surgeries are more complex than routine gynecologic surgeries. The use of robotic surgery translates into shorter hospital stay, lesser fatigue and faster recovery for the patient. Additionally, the duration of the surgery on an average is 1 to 2 hours," said Dr. Anupama.

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