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All right well the biggest thing -- -- -- days is a million dollar multi armed robot named -- Vinci.
It's been used in nearly 400000 surgeries nationwide last year and this high tech -- -- is now under scrutiny now.
Several deaths have been linked to Da Vinci surgeries and there are more than 500 reports of complications.
So which is better a doctor or a robot well let's -- -- -- -- body of the Fox News medical eighteen and he is also by the way the chief of robotics.
And middle minimally invasive surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center here near city thank you for joining us through -- morning so it's a -- question it's not a doctor or a robot you emphasized that it's all about the doctor behind the robot.
Yes so the answer to that question is that you need both you need to have a real experience doctor.
Plus the technology then you'll have -- outcome the problem that we're having right now and the fact that if he's looking into this is that you have a lot of surgeons.
That may take a short course maybe a beacon course -- -- come back on Monday -- doing this kind of surgeries.
Prolonged operation is not having the right team not having the right anesthesiologist.
And they end up having complications so do technologies safe I personally have done over 4000 of these cases we haven't had any issues.
But you need to have a program you need to have the entire team volume expertise.
And then when you put it together plus the technology.
You have the outcome.
What I do these surgeries -- -- -- -- that -- only about an hour there's no bleeding there's no transfusion.
For the surgeons -- they did yesterday they're going to go home today -- -- the outcome is good but they're learning curve -- had.
He's very steep and long and it takes time to get good.
The manufacturer of this to Vinci robot says that that rate of complications and deaths that we see from the robot.
Is actually consistent with the rate that you would see in traditional surgery is that correct.
It's absolutely correct and again this technology has a long history this is not something new it's been around for about twelve years.
But again you know you have to learn.
It -- very true reality simulation that you need to practice outside the operating room if you just use this in the operating room.
You gonna have a lot of issues recently besides prostate cancer which is what they do it also came into.
Gynecologists are using it for hysterectomies for over areas and for my -- to -- -- and that's one of the reasons why BC some publications.
I think guidelines for this is absolutely important -- to hospitals have to really put in the -- the criteria.
Make sure that the right doctors are behind these kind of robots and in the patients really enjoyed it without content faster recovery.
Because there and there is a faster recovery and that and there are out of certain risks are minimized to such as the surgeon's hand getting tired or shaky and -- -- -- It's a good point if you watch the way I said I do this operation sitting down you have -- -- camera that magnifies everything you have ten to fifteen times magnification.
Three commissioner of view.
When I was an open surgery -- were using our hands and tactile feedback because we couldn't see well blood was everywhere so we were using mark can't touch factor.
Now because I can -- well.
I don't have to touch it tissue and that's a huge advancement over -- -- sits comfortably there's a nice they're gonna -- you don't get tired he can do a lot of cases but again.
These -- should be done in the hands of experienced -- -- if you're watching the program -- -- you talk to a doctor find out how many cases they have done.
For how many years -- -- -- complications etc.
I'm always get a second opinion and we also started the hard line.
This week for this particular thing particular questions that can call us we can help them.
All right good advice doctor David some audio C medical eighteen thank you as always have a great week.
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