A microsurgical robot in a Sao Paolo hospital
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Brazil's robot surgeons in action

Surgeons in Brazil and France are turning to robots developed by in the United States to assist them in delicate reconstructive nerve operations.

Brazilian surgeons are increasingly turning to robots to assist them in delicate microsurgery.

Armed with controls reminiscent of a joystick, they use the advanced Da Vinci medical robot for delicate reconstructive nerve operations.

BBC Brasil's Luis Kawaguti reports.