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Indy Doctor Developing Robotic Surgery for Cancer Patients

1/11/2013

Different cutting edge technologies are being coupled to help fight cancer.

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Dr. Emma Rossi, a gynecologic oncologist at IU Health Simon Cancer Center is finding a way to shed some light on cancer removal.  She's pioneering a first of its kind clinical trial using robotic surgery along with a glowing, green dye to light up nearby lymph nodes.  This makes it easier for surgeons to reduce the number of nodes and tissue that has to be removed during surgery.

Removing just one node instead of 30 greatly reduces the risk of complications and infections and decreases time of recovery.  Rossi says she hopes the procedure ends up saving lives, by making cancer treatment more efficiant and less invasive.

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