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San Ramon Regional expanding robotic surgery program

Original post made on Jan 2, 2019

The system can be used across a wide variety of surgical procedures, and hospital staff say will provide minimally invasive and safer procedures in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic and cardiac as well as general surgery.

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Posted by Ms. Bunny
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 2, 2019 at 8:46 am

It's the next logical step. After all, the staff - from nurses to receptionists (and probably the people directing the place, as junk rolls downhill) are already robotic. They look human but don't know how to be humane. Wish they hired better people; people with empathy for humans.

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Posted by Bruce
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 3, 2019 at 8:48 am

I have researched the robotic surgery area and found the following.
1) Training is not certified or mandated. So early on the doctor is guided by a non-doctor technician that is an employee of the robotic manufacture.
2) Doctors can take more than 1 year to be good with the machine.
3) They have no problems learning on patients.

So stay away for at least 1 year and quiz your surgeon on how many operations he has performed with the machine, The robotic manufactures are pushing the machines and do not want to get slowed down by mandated training. Just because a carpenter can use a hand saw does not mean he can run a CNC machine.

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