This past spring, a team at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., compared surgery performed by a robot with a procedure performed by a human to attach a pig’s bowel during an open procedure. It found that a robot surgeon can do just as good a job as a trained human.
But many people in the medical community would be quick to say that while surgical robots are a magnificent technological breakthrough, they are still meant to complement rather than replace human surgeons.
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