Use of robotics in kidney cancer surgery

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Published: 6 May 2014
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Dr Christophe Vaessen - Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France

Dr Vaessen talks to ecancertv at the EIKCS conference about the pros and cons of minimally-invasive robotic surgery vis-à-vis open surgery.

In particular, he notes that recovery is quicker and there is less blood loss with robotic surgery but there are higher upfront costs.