Ongoing surgery with surgeon to the left, who is controlling part of the robot, and donor patient to the right.
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Ongoing surgery with surgeon to the left, who is controlling part of the robot, and donor patient to the right. Credit: Björn Larsson Rosvall/expondera
Anesthetized patient undergoing robot-assisted keyhole surgery to be able to donate her uterus.
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Anesthetized patient undergoing robot-assisted keyhole surgery to be able to donate her uterus. Credit: by Björn Larsson Rosvall/expondera
Prof. Mats Brännström
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Prof. Mats Brännström. Credit: Björn Larsson Rosvall/expondera

Swede first woman to get pregnant after robot-assisted womb transplant

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The Swedish medical team behind the world's first successful womb transplant has once again broken new ground in the fertility field.

The team at the Sahlgrenska university hospital announced that the first woman who had a womb transplanted from a robotic transplant surgery is now pregnant.

Mats Brännström, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Sahlgrenska Academy with University of Gothenburg, tells Radio Sweden that using robotic arms to assist in womb transplant surgery is far less invasive for the donors and speeds up recovery time.

To date, 13 babies have been born worldwide after womb transplantation, with 8 of them taking place in Sweden.

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