According to a report, Elmhurst Hospital in New York now has a robotic surgeon on their team. Elmhurst will become the first public hospital to use a robot for “non-invasive gynaecological procedures.” The robot has been named da Vinci, and it enables the doctors to make tiny and precise incisions in the surgeries using “robotic extensions” and by providing a high-definition 3-D view of the surgery proceedings. Doctor manipulates the robot distantly and control it using hand and foot controls attached to the robotic arms.
The advent of da Vinci will now make robotic surgery much less invasive and easier on the patient. Dr Barry Brown, Elmhurst’s Director of OB/GYN Services, said in a statement,
“Robotic surgery has several important benefits, including faster recovery times and less blood loss. Women who in the past would have been hospitalized for a week are now able to go home in a day.”
The hospital, for now, will be using da Vinci to operate benign and cancerous uterine tumours as well as problems with the pelvis.
Here is a video of surgeons using the robot to perform a surgery.
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