Robot performs surgery to remove brain tumour

In the landmark surgery, neurosurgeons at Calgary’s Foothills Medical Centre guided a newly developed robotic system – called NeuroArm – to remove an egg-shaped tumour from the brain of a woman.

Twenty-one-year-old Paige Nickason was discharged from the hospial two days after the nine-hour-long surgery performed Monday.

“I was happy to help by being a part of this historical surgery,” she said in a statement at the weekend. The woman said she was scary at first. “But I really trust my doctors and know they would keep me safe.”

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