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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Custom 3D Printed Kidneys Help Surgeons Remove Tumors/ 3D-друк нирок допомагає хірургам видаляти пухлини

Removing a tumor from an organ can be a challenge when it’s located in a hard to reach spot surrounded by fragile tissue, such as in the retroperitoneal space. Surgeons typically review CT scans prior to the operation, planning what approach they’ll take in their minds. Now researchers at Kobe University in Japan are offering surgeons…

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