The da Vinci surgical robot: A medical breakthrough with risks for patients

Laurie Featherstone says she was about to have a hysterectomy in March 2015 when her doctor asked a question she was not expecting. Did she want to have the surgeon use a robot for the procedure? “[The doctor] said if she were me, she’d elect to have the robot,” recalled Featherstone, a hairstylist from this…

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New robotic surgery system arriving in 2019

A next-generation surgical robotic system has been developed in Cambridge, UK. It will be used on NHS patients for the first time next year. The Versius robot seen here was designed and built by CMR Surgical, formed in 2014, whose five founders brought with them global experience across the diverse disciplines of surgery, medical device…

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da Vinci Surgical System – Painting with Dr. Cristian Thomae, Seattle Doctor Folds and Throws Paper Airplane Using da Vinci Robot

Dr. Thomae uses the da Vinci® Surgical System to paint Doctors Hospital. Demonstrates the precision and control the da Vinci® System can provide. Dr. James Porter, medical director of robotic surgery at Swedish folds a small paper airplane with the da Vinci robot to demonstrate how this device gives surgeons greater surgical precision and dexterity…

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Pediatric Robotic Surgery

Pediatric Robotic Surgery Nicklaus Children’s Hospital became the first pediatric hospital in Florida to acquire the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System, which can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures, including general pediatric, abdominal, colorectal, kidney, single-incision, thoracic and urologic surgery. The da Vinci® Xi™ system offers a three-dimensional high-definition (3D-HD) vision…

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