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Using Robotic Surgery to Treat Urologic Cancers

February 17, 20159 min
Laparoscopic surgery, is when surgeons operate using long, thin instruments inserted through small punctures or slits in the skin.Robotic-assisted surgery takes laparoscopic surgery a step further. The surgical instruments are mounted on a robot, which surgeons control from a console.Patients who undergo robotic surgery experience less pain and recover faster.Clayton S. Lau, MD is here to discuss robot assisted surgery, it's benefits and possible drawbacks. 

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