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UK’s first robotic surgery – Lung Neuroendocrine Cancer

Mar 9, 2021

 FIVE years ago a Darlington mum (Lung Neuroendocrine Cancer Patient) had become the first person in the UK to undergo pioneering robotic lung surgery.

Gemma Walker was pregnant with her second child when she was told she had a tumour on her lung. But because of the delicate nature of the proposed operation to remove the tumour, her surgery had to wait until after her baby was born.

The 27 year-old was put under the care of cardiothoracic consultant Joel Dunning who wanted to treat her as quickly and as least invasively as possible with the use of the cutting-edge Da Vinci robot at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.

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