McSleepy Meets DaVinci: Doctors Conduct First-Ever All-Robotic Surgery and Anesthesia

Photo: DaVinci workstation manned by Dr. Aprikian. (Credit: Image courtesy of McGill University Health Centre) Source: Science Daily 

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ScienceDaily (Oct. 20, 2010) — In a world first, a completely robotic surgery and anesthesia has been performed at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The DaVinci surgical robot, which lets surgeons work from remote locations, was put to work this summer, whereas the anesthesia robot, nicknamed McSleepy, has been providing automated anesthesia since 2008. The two combined to perform the first all-robotic surgery on a prostatectomy patient at the Montreal General Hospital. . . . Read Complete Report

 

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