Intense Training For Robotic Surgery - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/24/08

Intense Training For Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is not just a video game.The surgery is a test of visual, special, and hand- eye coordination.     

 For young doctors interested in practicing robotic surgery, this is part of the admissions test.  Dr. Dutson, a UCLA Medical School doctor says, "Ninety percent can. Ten percent can't. It's better to identify the ten percent who can't before they get too far along in their training." Dr., Dutson also believes that in the past three years, the number of robotic surgeries in the U.S. has climbed from six thousand a year to more than 650,000.

Video game testing, he says, makes sure that the operator will be well trained and comfortable in grabbing, lifting, and cutting.

 

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