• Today's Robotic Surgery Turns Surgical Trainees Into Spectators

    2 monthes ago - By IEEE Spectrum

    Before the robots arrived, surgical training was done the same way for nearly a century.
    During routine surgeries, trainees worked with nurses, anesthesiologists, and scrub technicians to position and sedate the patient, while also preparing the surgical field with instruments and lights. In many cases, the trainee then made the incision, cauterized blood vessels to prevent blood loss, and positioned clamps to expose the organ or area of interest. That's often when the surgeon arrived, scrubbed in, and took charge. But operations typically required four hands, so the trainee assisted the...
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