For some people the idea of being operated on by a robot might sound horrifying, particularly if there isn’t even a doctor in the room to check that everything is running smoothly. Surgery is in any case a risky business that few would undertake willingly if it wasn’t absolutely necessary, and it seems unlikely that the spectacle of an enormous machine with mechanical arms attached to surgical scalpels would reassure anyone about having to undergo an operation. However, the use of robotic surgery has spread rapidly in recent years and for some types of operations it is becoming the standard. While there is a lot of controversy surrounding the topic, many doctors see surgical robots as a vital tool to provide better medical care and lower the risks associated with surgery.
(MedCity News) – Every professional life is a book comprised of chapters. My first chapter in orthopedic surgery began in Boston as a resident. In 1973, Dr William Harris at Mass General Hospital introduced me to a very new procedure imported from England and Dr. John Charley. The procedure was total hip replacement. Dr. Harris was one of the first to adopt it in the United States. […]
Researchers at the University of California Irvine have created a chip for use in medical imaging and other applications that’s as powerful as it is tiny. The pint-size millimeter-wave radiator could lead to better scanning […]
Industry payments to surgeons have received public attention, but little is known about the relationships between surgeons and medical device representatives. Medical device representatives (“device reps”) have become an integral part of operating room personnel. […]