Da Vinci robot improves prostate cancer surgery

18.11.2013                      15.Kislew.5774

Medizintechnik:

Da Vinci robot improves prostate cancer surgery

A prominent urological surgeon who fled from Iran’s Khomeini regime as a teenager made a name for himself by fighting prostate cancer and is coming to Israel again to teach local colleagues.

A few decades ago, it was predicted that robots would bring about a revolution in all fields of surgery and even take over for the doctor, who would take only a supporting role in the operations. That prediction was exaggerated, as so far, the amazing devices are used only in general surgery, orthopedics, gynecology and urology. But in those specialties, they indeed have brought about significant improvements – less pain and bleeding, faster recovery, greater accuracy and fewer side effects to patients….