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‘Phenomenal’ robot surgery speeds up man’s recovery

A man who became one of the first people in the UK to undergo robotic heart surgery has said the treatment was “phenomenal”.

Owen Veldhuizen said he was “a bit anxious” before the operation at Liverpool Chest and Heart Hospital, which saw surgeons guide a robot to carry out the procedure.

The use of a robot meant Mr Veldhuizen’s recovery time was cut from eight weeks to three.

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