Robotics and 3-D computer graphics offer dramatically improved surgical technologies in the near future, resulting in more accurate and less destructive procedures that can be performed almost anywhere thanks to remote Web control. A California surgeon, using a robotic system recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has performed the first infertility surgery correction. The doctor, who has performed hundreds of the surgeries using traditional methods, says robotics are better for both patients and doctors. “The increased visualization and enhanced precision will enable surgeons to perform a better procedure, and the patient will benefit from smaller incisions, less post-operative pain, and a faster recovery.”
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