The PROBOT is an active robot for prostate resection. It is designed to allow a surgeon to specify a volume within the prostate to be cut, and then automatically cut this without further intervention from the surgeon.
This page is divided into four sections:
- An introduction to the prostate and manual prostate surgery
- An introduction to the robot hardware
- The method of cutting the prostate with the robot
- An overview of the prostate robot in use
The robot has been used at Guy's Hospital, London, with the co-operation of Mr. J. Wickham, Mr. S. Nathan and Mr. B.Kundu and Mr. Meganathan.