Donations help to fund robot doctor

Charitable donations have helped pay for Addenbrooke's Hospital's first robot surgeon.

Charities including the Prostate Cancer Support Association and local community organisations helped the Cambridge hospital to raise £650,000.

The robot can operate on prostate cancer patients through tiny keyhole openings, reducing hospital stays to as little as 24 hours.

"The robot allows us to do a type of keyhole surgery that is minimally invasive and very precise," said David Neal, professor of surgical oncology at Addenbrooke's.

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