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Robot-Guided Brain Surgery Performed at German Hospital
7/18/2012

The first brain surgery assisted by robots has been performed at HSK Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany using Mazor Robotics' Renaissance robotic guidance system for spine surgery.   (Source: Mazor Robotics)
The first brain surgery assisted by robots has been performed at HSK Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany using Mazor Robotics' Renaissance robotic guidance system for spine surgery.
(Source: Mazor Robotics)

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Seeing robots as a tool, not a doctor replacement
Beth Stackpole   7/18/2012 9:00:40 AM
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This is a great accomplishment and will likely pave the way for all kinds of robot-guided surgeries, all of which, when perfected, can help minimize invasive procedures and improve patient recovery and care. The key challenge will be getting patients to understand that the robot isn't actually performing the surgery--it's just another tool in the surgeon's medical bag.

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