The da Vinci surgical robot, a $1.4 million robot can perform heart surgeries, remove cancers, and do so with minimally invasive procedures. For example, in order to operate on prostate cancer, the da Vinci avoids cutting the abdomen, therefore causing less blood loss, faster recovery, and minimal scars. Though there are initial problems with its use, it seems reasonable that one day, medical care will all be robotized.
The da Vinci has been billed as a breakthrough in the quest to make surgery less invasive. With its four remote-controlled arms and sophisticated camera, it enables surgeons to operate through small incisions with greater precision and visibility.
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