Robotic partial nephrectomy using the latest Firefly™ technology


Firefly™ is a new technology offered at Life Kingsbury Hospital helping doctors to safely and effectively remove cancer tumours during kidney surgery through fluorescence imaging, assisting surgeons to better identify and remove cancerous tissue while sparing healthy kidney tissue.

Firefly™ is the utilisation of a green dye that lights up when using the specialised fluoroscopic camera on the da Vinci X surgical robotic system. “It lights up parts of the kidney, showing us the difference between cancerous and healthy tissue, and the blood supply to the tumour”, says Dr Conray Moolman, Urologist at Life Kingsbury Hospital.

Surgery by Dr Conray Moolman

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