Would YOU visit a robot gynecologist? The four-armed device to operate on women that’s controlled by a doctor using foot pedals
A robot gynecologist will soon be treating patients in New York.
The da Vinci robot has performed a number of minor operations since it was approved for use by the FDA in 2000.
Now, Elmhurst Hospital in Queens has purchased one – to join their team of obstetricians and gynecologists.
The robot will be used to perform non-invasive procedures on women, a spokesman revealed on Wednesday.
These procedures cover all manner of female health concerns, including the removal of benign or cancerous tumors from the uterus.
As the patient lies on the operating table, the robot carries out the procedure, controled by the ob-gyn.
Meanwhile, the ob-gyn sits separately, looking at a high-definition 3D projection of the surgical site.
The ob-gyn uses hand and foot controls to move the many mechanical arms to perform the procedure.