9 News story filmed at RPA IAS on Friday


Robotic technology is being used on breast cancer patients for the first time in the southern hemisphere. The da Vinci robot is being used at Sydney’s Chris O’Brien Lifehouse to perform mastectomies. Lilly Tikkanen, 47, is the second person in the southern hemisphere to have breast surgery using the system. Click to read the full article…

An excerpt from Associate Professor Mukherjee:

“There’s aspects of surgical planning, but there’s also real tangible benefits to the patient, understanding exactly what’s happening to their body,” said Dr Payal Mukherjee, Institute of Academic Surgery at RPA.