Posts Tagged 'robot-assisted surgery'

Robotic Surgery: Straight Out of Sci-Fi, But Is It the Best Option?

new study casts doubt on robotic surgery successRobotic surgery. The phrase itself brings about mental images from scenes set in our favorite science fiction movies. Seeing the machines only serves to cement the vision. Looming towers with arms cascading down like metallic tentacles, they look like something that could be used to bring life to the galaxy’s newest cybernetic organisms.

The truth, however, is that robotic surgery is hardly new, and has been used ...

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Robotic Surgery Linked to 144 Deaths in the United States

robotic surgery linked to 144 deathsA recent study found that robotic surgery may have been responsible for 144 deaths in the United States from early 2000 through late 2013. The research was conducted by three prominent medical research centers, and may cause some patients considering a robotically-assisted operation to take caution. An article by BBC News reports some details of the study and discusses the possible implications.

During a robot-assisted surgery, the patient ...

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