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USC team first to perform high-level kidney cancer surgery using robot

from USC News

Keck Medicine of USC surgeons with the USC Institute of Urology used the daVinci Xi robot to perform a complex kidney cancer operation that cuts the patient's recovery time of two to three weeks to four to five days. The three-and-a-half hour surgery, performed on Nov. 21 at Keck Hospital of USC, removed a four-inch kidney cancer tumor that had grown into 67-year-old Philip Braden's inferior vena cava (IVC), a critical supplier of deoxygenated blood from the lower half of the body to the heart. more

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