Johns Hopkins University tests robot-assisted surgery

Johns Hopkins University tests robot-assisted surgery

FOX19 - Soon, you may go into an operating room, and it won't be a surgeon who will open you up, but a robot.

Scientists at John Hopkins University just completed the first successful robot-assisted surgery on an animal.

By some metrics, the robot did the surgery better than most human doctors would. Not only could the robot be more efficient, it would also help fix the shortage of surgeons, and get you in the operating room sooner.

However, the robots need to be operated by a surgeon, who knows what they are doing inside the body.

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