By Brian Huse, Director, Marketing & PR, Robotic Industries Association
A robot and a doctor can be a powerful combination for patient care. In “Robots Allow Docs to Examine Patients Who are Miles Away,” ABC News examines the trend with a case study from Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
At the same time telemedics is getting a boost from robot technology, success with new robotic surgical procedures shows promise for treating thyroid cancer, as explained by ScienceDaily.com in, “New Robot-assisted Surgical Method Found Successful For Treatment Of Thyroid Cancer.”
Da Vinci Robotic Systems are a well publicized alternative to traditional surgery. The Missoulian looks at one case where a hard decision about a hysterectomy was eased somewhat by the knowledge that robotic surgery would minimize the impact on one patient’s life: “St. Patrick Hospital performs its first hysterectomy by robotics.”