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24% of Surgical Errors Can Be Blamed on the Machine

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If you're worried about the robot apocalypse and how our metallic creations are going to take over all of our jobs, this is going to sound like some good news. If you enjoy living and would like to survive your next visit to the hospital, then this is going to sound pretty grim.

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Google Glass-Equipped Surgery (Video)

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Dr. Rafael Grossmann of the Eastern Maine Medical Center has performed a Google Glass-equipped surgery.

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Canadian researchers create surgery-less facial-reconstruction goo

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Imagine leper colonies transformed: Noses for all. Pamela Anderson without scars. A Michael Jackson who died pretty. All of these things may soon become an affordable reality for future generations thanks to one team of Canucks’ new surgery-less facial-reconstruction goo.

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Futuristic Surgical Robots To Teach Super Surgeons

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How do you train a resident surgeon to remove an appendix? As much preparation they get in school, they can’t master how to remove an appendix until they’ve done it. The problem is that unlike the board game Operation, you’re dealing with real people who don’t have multiple lives. So how do you give residents hands-on practice when human lives are hanging in the balance? How do you get busy, experienced surgeons to take the time to teach them? How can surgeons watch and effectively evaluate a resident’s performance in the operation room, when tensions are high and a patient’s life is on the line? These are questions being considered by a surgical robotics team at Johns Hopkins University.

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McGill University robotics remove man’s prostate

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Over at McGill University, a team of surgeons have successfully removed a patient's prostate without the use of human hands. Instead, a couple of robot surgeons did the real work on the guy going under the knife. Part of the surgery team included the da Vinci robo-surgeon and the McSleepy robot anesthesiologist.

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