Indian-origin Surgeon Leads First Robotic Surgery to Extract Rare Tumour
For the first time a robot was employed to remove the tumour.
A robot was successfully used to extract a rare tumour from a patient’s neck in a surgery led by an Indian-origin surgeon. Noah Pernikoff, a 27-year-old US citizen, became the first patient in the world to undergo a complex three-part surgery assisted by robots. The surgery was completed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the US in August 2017.