Robot Used for Open Heart Surgery


Michele Paduano
BBC
October 22, 2012

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Surgeons have carried out the first ever robotic open-heart operations in Britain at the New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.

The Da Vinci robot is remotely controlled by surgeons who are given a view of the heart from cameras attached to its four arms.

Natalie Jones, of Stourbridge, 22, was the first patient to have the procedure to have a hole in her heart repaired.

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