Robotic Surgical Snake Removes Tumors in Minimally Invasive Technique

Published by , July 9, 2018 2:32 pm

(Texomas) A newly FDA-approved flex robotic scope is helping colorectal surgeons see and remove tumors in a minimally invasive way. The robotic attachment allows surgeons to have better access through the rectum and colon.
“We dock it which means it remains still and then deploy our instruments, which have very good articulation so we can excise the lesions,” Dr. Salgado explained. With this, Surgeons can avoid open abdominal surgery, sparing patients weeks of recovery. Javier Salgado, MD, a colorectal surgeon at UPMC, was among the first surgeons in the country

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