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Robots and advance imaging transform surgery

Robotic surgery is transforming modern medicine. Large movements of the surgeon's hands in the operating theatre translate into very small movements of the robotic instruments.

It is less tiring for the surgeons and for the patient, it means less scarring, a quicker recovery and reduced risk of infection.

Further advances in robotic surgery, including augmented reality, are also in the pipeline.

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