A Surgical Robot Stitching A Grape

One year ago this week, I had a robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, followed by 39 days of intensity-modulated radiation treatment. The combination of the two has almost certainly cured me of prostate cancer. I wrote a chapter in Health Attitude about my personal experience and about 3-D printing and robots in healthcare. They will play an increasingly larger role. I had the opportunity to operate a surgical robot about five years ago. I was able to manipulate some small pieces of plastic.  How precise is suturing with a surgical robot? How minimally invasive can a surgical robot be? The video in this post will show you.