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Thank you very much, Dr. Roboto: BWMC upgrades surgical robot

Thank you very much, Dr. Roboto: BWMC upgrades surgical robot

When Dr. Galen Ohnmacht performs robotic surgery, he will be able to move three arms, rotate and bend his instrument in all directions and examine tissues magnified to 10 times its size. "It's like sticking your head into your patient's chest," Ohnmacht said. "I've never been this close to the tissue." Baltimore Washington Medical Center unveiled a new surgical robot Wednesday, an upgrade that will replace an older model of the machine next month. The $1.8 million technology — released in 2014 by Intuitive Surgical, Inc.— allows for a minimally invasive surgery, which means less complications, pain and scar issue and faster recovery times,...

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