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Some high tech medical news now robots that can go just about anywhere even inside your body.
Doctors are starting to use snake like robots to make surgery faster and easier.
The robots are equipped with a camera forceps and scissors they let doctors perform surgery that is much less in -- it is.
And what humans can do.
Joining us now to talk about a doctor -- over an adjunct assistant professor at Louisiana State University.
At Shreveport so is the future finally here are you gonna be replaced by a robot.
Doctor Who fit that well not quite yet because the these robots are still tethered to humans.
And humans are working them and they've had robots.
-- a little while the late ninety's with the console but you're absolutely right John they -- Get into the small areas that are very -- -- that.
You know often time when you're doing really intricate -- work you have little hand tremors.
And it doesn't it's steady city can be much more precise.
So they're useful especially surgery in the pelvis prostate surgery GY and surgery deep in the chest the heart.
Right so instead of for instance heart surgeon having to open up the entire chest cavity.
You might be able to make a smaller incision insert the robot and let the robot go do the work.
Yeah absolutely you don't have to crack the chest as they call it which is one of the most painful parts.
Of open heart surgery and go in between the ribs just cutting the -- -- And you know have the robot do it -- your manipulating it so it's not like the robots doing -- itself.
What about the training as it is it tough to mastered -- to spend a lot more time in medical school for instance -- out how to use these things.
You do have to have -- training but I think now a lot of programs.
You know -- big medical centers where they have medical schools they have a lot of these robots so they are training the surgery residents.
To use these different types of robots and they're getting the training.
But if not you have to do more training have to do a lot of cases -- you have to get used to it some of the downside it's expensive.
And you know as we start to look at cost effectiveness.
These days with health care laws and such.
That's one of the downsides and it's still can't multitask we know we still multi.
As long as -- robot has a good bedside manner I'm happy.
-- doctor -- -- interest -- thank you.
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