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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Robotic surgical still pricey, but countinues developed

Researchers in South Korea are developing robots that can assist in the patient surgery, although it is recognized the development of these technologies are still more expensive than conventional surgery.

It claimed, the robot allows doctors to perform minimally invasive surgery details, thus reducing the likelihood of complications and pain, and quicker recovery time.
Doctors prepare to perform a surgery using a robot. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1hSFjA)
The doctors said the robot would be useful for malignant tumor operation in areas such as the liver. According to them, robotic surgery is the most advanced in the development of minimally invasive surgery, despite reports of a robot that helps the tumor in or around the pancreas or bile duct is still very small.

"The method of operation of this kind is largely done via laparotomy (incision in the abdomen) because it is a very difficult procedure. However, the more the surgeon performs surgery using a robot," said Park Min-soo of Kyunghee University Hospital.

According to doctors, thyroid cancer surgery by using the robot was five times more expensive than conventional methods and protected by national health insurance.

"Robotic Surgery leaves virtually no scars and provide a broader view for physicians during surgery. However, operating costs are still very burdensome to the patient," said Park as reported by Yonhap. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | YONHAP]
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