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OT: Would you want to be operated on by a surgical robot ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 24, 2009 11:07AM
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Would you willingly undergo robotic assisted surgery ?
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18 votes were received.
Sure ! I love and trust technology with my life ! 3
 
17%
Maybe. As long as they don't use Windows to run it. 9
 
50%
Well... is there a Onebee droid helping ? And Bacta ? 0
 
0%
Not really. I'm afraid some hacker will end up carving his name in my spleen. 0
 
0%
Good Grief ! No Way ! It's bad enough having a doctor's hands in my insides. 3
 
17%
I plan on never, ever, ever needing surgery. So I don't care. 3
 
16%



This CNN article got me thinking

Would you willingly accept surgery that is robotically assisted ?
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Re: OT: Would you want to be operated on by a surgical robot ?
Posted by: Doc
Date: September 24, 2009 11:24AM
"Keyhole" surgery is less invasive with fewer complications and less scarring than traditional surgery, so I'd probably opt for it whenever it was an option and if I'm ever in need of surgery and the best surgeon is not available locally, but offers to provide his services via robotics, I will gladly let him do his thing remotely.
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Only if...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 24, 2009 11:35AM
..it was able to advise of "Extreme danger!" in the event of potential complications.






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Re: OT: Would you want to be operated on by a surgical robot ?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: September 24, 2009 11:54AM
I think robots are doing this whether we want them to or not.





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Re: OT: Would you want to be operated on by a surgical robot ?
Posted by: Maddog
Date: September 24, 2009 12:16PM
Well, as somebody who as actually performed surgery with the robot, I would caution you that there is a lot of "excitement" and media attention to this device, but it is not necessarily the greatest thing for every surgery. It is heavily advertised, usually by hospitals, to gain market share. In my opinion, it is useful for certain kidney operations and a whole lot less useful for prostate surgery. It is far more important that the surgeon operating on you is skilled and thoughtful than the use of some new tool.
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Re: OT: Would you want to be operated on by a surgical robot ?
Posted by: flareslow
Date: September 24, 2009 12:21PM
My mom (81) recently had open heart surgery recently that was performed with 3 "keyholes" by a remotely operated "robot". Recovery time was amazing- she was feeling ok after a couple of days. They repaired one of her valves that wasn't working.

Based on her experience, I wouldn't hesitate to allow it.
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Re: OT: Would you want to be operated on by a surgical robot ?
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: September 24, 2009 10:58PM
Would I want to be operated on by a surgical robot ....

Only if Dr Maddog is at the controls !



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Re: OT: Would you want to be operated on by a surgical robot ?
Posted by: Jack D.
Date: September 25, 2009 12:29AM
The Doctor will see you now...





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