Calgary woman recovering after robotic arm removes brain tumour

A surgical team in Calgary on Friday extolled the virtues of using a robotic arm to perform groundbreaking surgery to remove a woman’s brain tumour.Paige Nickason, 21, was discharged from the Foothills Medical Centre after surgery Monday by Dr. Garnette Sutherland of the University of Calgary.

“Paige’s brain surgery represents a technical achievement in the use of image-guided robotic technology to remove a relatively complex brain tumour,” Sutherland told a press conference.

“This is wonderful and represents the beginning of something new in surgical care,” he said.

“I had to have the tumour removed anyway, so I was happy to help by being a part of this historical surgery,” Nickason said in a press release on Friday.


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