New mum has pioneering robotic surgery
A woman found to have a large kidney tumour during pregnancy has thanked Trust medics after making a full recovery.
Susan O’Flanagan, 40, was shocked when the 14cm mass on her right kidney was detected during her routine 20-week scan. Teams at Guy’s and St Thomas’ safely delivered her baby, Archie, and successfully removed her kidney with robot-assisted surgery weeks later.
Mr Ben Challacombe, consultant urological surgeon, says: “This was a very unusual case. The urology and maternity teams worked together to ensure we could deliver the best possible care for Susan and Archie.”