“Surgical robotics market to be worth $20 billion by 2021”
Robots in the OR
Scheduled for an inguinal hernia repair, I casually asked my surgeon if he’d be doing my repair using a robot—seeing they are so popular seemingly everywhere these days.
“Never!” he snarled, which seemed odd coming from the director and chief surgeon of gastrointestinal surgery at a mighty famous hospital in Boston.
Actually, I felt kind of relieved with his defiant snarl, and comforted as well that it would be a human in physical contact with my body rather than a multi-armed machine operated by a surgeon sitting at a console on the other side of the operating room.
Why was that a concern of mine?
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