Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Surgeons use a robot to perform sister to sister kidney transplant through their vaginas

this is the world's first as surgeons performed kidney transplant on two sisters through their vaginas using robotic surgery. Valerie Perez, 44, gave one of her kidneys to her 43-year old sister Beatrice Perez(pictured above) on July 9, with both of them in the operating theatre at the same time.

The procedure was done at the University Hospital Centre in Toulouse and  was executed 'in a single go, exclusively with robots,' the lead surgeon, Frederico Sallustro, told AFP. Beatrice has the donated organ immediately implanted into her after it had been removed from her sister.

'The two sisters are doing well,' said Sallustro, who was assisted in the operation by medical robotics expert Nicolas Doumerc. He added that Valerie returned home the day after the surgery, while her sister stayed on in hospital for another three days.

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