The dad-of-two was then referred to Mr Blacker, one of the region's top keyhole surgery
experts, who told him he would need an operation to remove the tumour.
Alan Doherty, consultant urological surgeon who carried out Mr Powell's operation, said keyhole surgery
was the future for prostate cancer.
David Hope, assistant medical director for patient safety at ABMU, said he was "surprised" that the health board's 2009 report - which supported the keyhole surgery
expert's view - had been "written in such a black-and-white way".
"It's good because I didn't have to travel outside North Wales and I was not in hospital for very long at all." Keyhole surgery
is led by Dr
He said: "People may think that keyhole surgery
is too hi-tech or advanced for use in hospitals in Africa, and yet it is exactly what is needed to help reduce the numbers of patients waiting for operations in crowded surgical wards.
is very important to KCMC for a number of reasons.
He had a bit of trouble with a leg all through last season, so he had a little bit of keyhole surgery
after his last race, and he summered well after that."
Mr Cox, who used to work at the former Mitchells & Butler brewery, in Cape Hill, was offered a new type of surgery where the prostate is removed using keyhole surgery
Two were wide awake during the keyhole surgery
procedure and were able to witness the operation, having light-hearted conversations with the surgical team.
MARK Bosnich underwent keyhole surgery
yesterday on the dodgy shoulder which has dogged him for the past two months.
However, surgery is commonly done now as keyhole surgery
. Men tend to recover quickly and can be out of hospital within a day or two.
DOCTORS in Sweden are planning to perform keyhole surgery
on the national football league trophy to see whether it has a secret message engraved inside.