Where is the doctor located during robotic surgery?

During robotic procedures, the surgeon begins at the operating table to position the camera and robotic appendages appropriately. Once these devices are ready, the surgeon sits at a console, located inside the operating room, from which the robot is controlled. There is usually a surgical assistant at the bedside who makes adjustments to the camera or surgical tools as required by the surgeon.

The doctor is at the operating room table during robotic surgery for portions of the entire procedure.

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