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What are advantages for a patient to have robotic vs. laparoscopic surgery?

Robotic surgeries allow for more precise surgical work.

Robotic surgery gives surgeons a closer, clearer view, so precise surgeries benefit from that technique.

Dr. Daniel M. Labow, MD
Surgical Oncologist

In this WisePatient video, oncologist Daniel Labow, MD, of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, describes the benefits of robotic surgery and laparascopic surgery to treat colon cancer. Which is best depends on the patient, the cancer, and the surgeon.

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