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Robot Hot Among Surgeons But Fda Taking Fresh Look

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Pier Giulanotti and da Vinci robot

In this March 22, 2013 photo, Dr. Pier Giulianotti, chief of minimally invasive and robotic surgery at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System in Chicago, sits at the control panel of the da Vinci robot system.

Credit: AP Photo/M. Spencer Green

The biggest thing in operating rooms these days is a million-dollar, multi-armed robot named da Vinci, used in nearly 400,000 surgeries nationwide last year—triple the number just four years earlier.

From The Associated Press
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