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Doctors must be specially trained to perform robotic surgery. In this video, Rodolfo Saenz, MD, an OB/GYN at Riverside Community Hospital, describes the training, especially for those doctors who are acquiring the skill after basic medical education.
Robotic surgery requires a different set of skills, says Allison Davis, MD, general surgery at MountainView Hospital. In this video she explains that an aptitude for minimally invasive and laparoscopic techniques is necessary to start.
Basic training in residency, training in simulation programs and certification is needed to perform robotic surgery. Learn more from Scott Benninghoven, MD, in robotic surgery with the Regional Medical Center of San Jose.
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