Scientists are using advanced metal tools for heart surgery, prostate cancer and other diseased organs. The devices, similar to small metal snakes, have tiny cameras, scissors and forceps and will soon have more advanced sensors. For now are driven by experts, but it is anticipated there will come a day when some robots alone will be about the patient’s body. These new creations work best when they are designed for very specific tasks. This robot and the like help reduce medical costs by accelerating and facilitating complicated surgery.
The small size of surgical robots allows surgeons to operate with less damage to the body, helping the patient heal faster. Instead of opening the entire chest for cardiac surgery, a small incision is made and the robot penetrates to the right place.
Dr. Ashutosh Tewari of Medical Center of Cornell University has used robotic tools to make thousands of prostate operations. The accuracy of small robotic tool is vital not only to remove cancerous tumors but also to determine exactly which nerves left intact.
The variety of available sensors for robots continues to grow in number and shrinking in size. He added that one day could be considered chemical or blood in the body, or even the electrical connections on the nerves.