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How is robotic surgery used in oncology?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Robotic surgery is used in oncology for surgeries in areas that are hard to access via traditional surgery. A robot performs the surgery, while a surgeon remotely controls it. 3-D images help to guide the surgeon's movements. Robotic surgery is generally only available in very specialized treatment facilities.

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