Duke of Cambridge to Visit Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

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THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE TO VISIT THE ROYAL MARSDEN

London

Wednesday 10th January, 2018

The Duke of Cambridge, President of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, will visit the Trust’s facilities in Chelsea on Wednesday 10th January to view two pioneering robotic surgeries.

Robotic surgery offers patients less invasive and shorter operations when compared to open surgery, with fewer scars, and faster recovery. The Royal Marsden has the largest and most comprehensive programme of robotic surgery for cancer in the UK, treating urological, gynaecological, head and neck, gastrointestinal and colorectal patients. During the visit, The Duke will learn how The Royal Marsden, the first hospital in the UK to introduce da Vinci robotic surgery in 2007, is revolutionising the way cancer patients are treated.

The Duke will first meet Professor Vinidh Paleri, Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, and his team as they perform minimally invasive robotic surgery on a patient with adenoid cystic carcinoma. His Royal Highness will then join Mr Asif Chaudry, Consultant Upper GI/Oesophagogastric Surgeon, as he performs a robotic oesophagectomy, a procedure only available at The Royal Marsden.

During the visit, The Duke will also learn more about the UK’s first ever robotic fellowship programme, funded by the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which trains surgeons from other Trusts across the country so that patients throughout the UK can benefit from robotic surgery.

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