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Robots Help Surgeons Transcend Human Limits

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 7:24am

At times, it's tough going for Whitney Hatchett.

"I was born with three heart defects. Two were operated on when I was 11 days old," she tells us.

That was the first of many surgeries for the 34-year-old. But none was quite like last year's. "It was either to use the robot and have three small scars on my back or if it was done conventionally, I would have a scar all the way around," she explains.

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp

 

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