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The Future Of Robotics: Telesurgery

Thu, 10/21/2010 - 6:42am

Medical Director of the Global Robotics Institute at Florida Hospital, Dr. Vipul Patel shares his vision of the next steps of robotic surgery. He believes telesurgery is a future application of the daVinci robot. Dr. Patel performed his 4,000th robotic removal of the prostate, a milestone no single surgeon has achieved. Dr. Patel was an early adopter of robotic technology and has been an eyewitness to the growth of the surgical technique since it was FDA approved in 2000. In just 10 years time, robotics has changed the way urologists remove the prostate. Now, 85 percent of patients who have their prostates removed are choosing a robotic approach.

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