Saturday, September 1, 2007

Robots Improve Surgery for Men and Women

from Surgical Robot Assistant (below)
From: eMaxHealth
"Northwestern Memorial Launches Dedicated Surgical Robotics Program For Gynecologic Malignancies"
"Very few programs aimed at surgically managing and treating women’s cancers center on a robot as the lead combatant. But Northwestern Memorial Hospital believes surgical robotics can improve on operative outcomes and dramatically reduce recovery time for certain forms of gynecologic malignancies..."
From: the Look Out/Health News
"Saint John's Health Center Now Offers Robotics Surgery Option for Prostate Cancer Patients"
"The Dirks/Dougherty Prostate Center at Saint John’s Health Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute now offers prostatectomy patients the most high-tech, minimally-invasive surgical approach through the use of the da Vinci Surgical System, from Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
This robot-assisted surgery is quickly becoming the preferred treatment for removal of the prostate following early diagnosis of prostate cancer, with studies suggesting it may be the most effective, least invasive prostate surgery performed today..."
"The da Vinci® Surgical System"
Surgical Robot product information (Intuitive Surgical)
"Surgical Robot Assistant"
Intelligent Systems Laboratory (Wright State University)

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