October 20, 2010
Better McSleepy than McSneezy or McDopey, no?
The Montreal Gazette is reporting
that doctors have successfully operated on a prostate cancer patient using two separate medical robotic solutions at once. Medical practitioners at Montreal General Hospital
used the da Vinci surgical system developed by Intuitive Surgical
in conjunction with an anesthesia robot developed and patented by the hospital's own medical staff, dubbed McSleepy.
The successful all-robotic surgery, which was overseen by a surgeon and an anesthesiologist, took place last week.
According to anesthesiologist Thomas Hemmerling, "The advantage to using these two robots together is that you can provide surgery and anesthesia with a higher degree of precision." Hemmerling directed McSleepy during the operation. The solution delivers "a much more stable anesthesia than you could do yourself," Hemmerling explained.
, Intuitive Surgical
, Medical Robotics
, Montreal General
, Prostate cancer
: Related Tags: cancer patient
, prostate cancer
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