Italy carries out world's first robotically-assisted pancreatic transplant

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London, Nov 4 (ANI): Doctors from Pisa Hospital have conducted the world's first robotically-assisted pancreatic transplant on a woman in Italy.

The team performed the operation on a 43-year-old mother-of-two who had suffered from type one diabetes for 19 years and had already had a kidney transplant.

She suffered no complications following the three-hour procedure and was discharged from hospital three days ago, reports the Daily Mail.

The Italian team said it opened up new possible treatments for diabetes patients because it was far less invasive than traditional surgery.

Lead surgeon Ugo Boggi, said they performed the operation on 27 September and that their patient's body had accepted the new organ. (ANI)

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