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Robot Hot Among Surgeons But Fda Taking Fresh Look

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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