Unusual Robotic Surgical Skills

January 6, 2012 § 2 Comments

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In a series of videos, surgeons at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle present their skills with the DaVinci surgical robot in novel ways, including folding a paper plane, lacing an American football and painting fingernails.

A very creative way to communicate the precision of robotic surgery to the public. You can find all the videos here.

Surgery’s past, present and robotic future

June 24, 2009 § Leave a comment

Check out this interesting TED talk by surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr, tracing the history of surgery from pre-anesthesia to the newest inventions in robotic surgery.

Hat tip to Vijay.

Surgery of the future

August 19, 2008 § Leave a comment

What will the surgery of the future look like? In this interesting lecture, Jeffrey L. Ponsky MD of the Case Western Reserve University takes a step back to the days of “the bigger the incision, the bigger the ego”, and details the development of endoscopic surgery too see into the future of surgical treatment.

“The new future surgery will be a lot like you see on Star Trek.”

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