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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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Study Shows Robotic Prostate Removal No Safer Than Conventional Surgery

Prostate cancer is among the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer among American men. Depending on a patient’s specific condition and how far the cancer has progressed, the course of treatment of may involve the removal of the prostate, a procedure known as a prostatectomy. Over the past decade, robotic prostatectomies have become the primary way in which the procedure is performed. While many surgeons and hospitals advertise robotic prostatectomy as being safer and less invasive than traditional ...

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