Dr Ruban Thanigasalam is a Sydney trained Urological Surgeon specialising in robotic and minimally invasive uro-oncology. Dr Thanigasalam is one of the few Australian Urological Surgeons who has completed a prestigious two-year fellowship in robotic and laparoscopic uro-oncological surgery in Paris. He has a special interest in prostate and kidney cancer outcomes research and has numerous peer-reviewed journal publications. Dr Thanigasalam is a da Vinci accredited surgical proctor (mentor for surgical colleagues in robotic surgery). In this interview with Kulasegaram Sanchayan, Dr Ruban Thanigasalam talks about his background, and the use of Robots in surgical procedures.