COMPUTER ENHANCED "ROBOTIC" SURGERY
WILLIAM E. KELLEY, JR, MD
The FDA approved the first computer-enhanced surgical system for abdominal and pelvic laparoscopic surgery in 2000. In 2003 and 2004 robot-assisted mitral valve replacement and robot-assisted CABG were approved. Computerized surgery provides enhanced precision, flexibility, and the ability to deliver highly functional instruments to small awkward locations. It is superior to MIS.
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