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The Robotic Doctor is In

Robots are taking over operating rooms everywhere. Should you trust them? PopMech reports from the robotic surgery revolution.

By Erik Sofge


 "Every patient is different," says Catherine Mohr, director of medical research at Intuitive Surgical. In theory, a self-guided version of the da Vinci could be loaded with a general map of the region and the ability to find and remove the prostate. Half of the time the results might be suitable. But the other half, when the nerves don't line up, you'd wind up with patients who were impotent, incontinent, or both. 

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