It does look as though robots are starting to help mankind out in many more practical ways than previously thought imaginable – while they are more or less indispensable in this day and age where the production line at factories are concerned, robots too, do assist in terms of automated writing, and in the realm of medical surgery to boot. Here we are with word that the very first operation was carried out in England by a surgical robot, which could be the medical breakthrough that could make new treatments possible for the first time ever.
Known as the Da Vinci XI, this robot is not fully automated, as it will still require surgeons to operate it manually, but what the Da Vinci XI brings to the table is the ability to make tiny and precise incisions, which would oust some of the traditional operations that require cutting patients open with months of recovery to follow, resulting in a whole lot less invasive keyhole surgery.
Surgeons at the Royal Marsden Hospital claimed that this particular technology pushed the boundaries where surgery is concerned, especially in the area of cancer care, as the maiden operation on a patient with a tumor was performed. We do know that the Da Vinci robot will help minimize scarring and pain, which should bring a great amount of relief and comfort to future patients.