Robot used for heart surgery in Wolverhampton hospital


Surgeons have carried out the first robotic open heart operations in Britain at the New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.

The Da Vinci robot is remotely controlled by surgeons who are given a view of the heart from cameras attached to the robot's four arms.

Natalie Jones from Stourbridge, 22, was the first patient to have the procedure to have a hole in her heart repaired.

She said: "I was scared, but I chose the robot surgery because I didn't want to have a large scar and I liked the idea of being the first."

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