Beyond Laparoscopy: Robotic Surgery

It looks like they are taking Laparascopic surgery to the next level, with the DaVinci surgical robot, which was recently FDA approved according to an Associated Press article. The new era was ushered in with a
Gallbladder removal, but it is being testing for other surgeries such as bypasses and heart valve replacement. The AP articles note that this is a step beyond laparoscopy. The robots have multiple lenses and sophisticated instruments on their arms which give feedback to the surgeon and unprecedented precision. Microsurgery with these types of instruments may become commonplace.

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