Da Vinci: Robotic Surgery's Impact On Society

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Robotic Surgery 's Impact on Society Introduction of da Vinci Since the beginning of time, human beings have been in search of ways to advance life as we know it. Every single day, somewhere in the world, technology is being transformed and an exciting new piece is birthed into society. Perhaps, one of the most influential advances is in our ever evolving medical profession. Thus, as technology continues to change the world as we know it, it is sweeping the medical field right along with it. Surgical procedures are being drastically improved with the use of robotic technology called da Vinci. The da Vinci was developed by the United States Department of Defense, and was introduced in May of 2008 by the chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery, Dr. Andre Hebra. “One of the most important medical-technological achievements of the 20th century has been the development of optical and surgical instruments that set the stage for the advancement of minimally invasive surgical techniques,” said Hebra. “The 21st century is witnessing a new revolution in the field of surgery with the introduction of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.” (Yarborough, 2008)…show more content…
Therefore, it is important for the reader to understand that compared to previous methods, robotic surgery is indeed an enhancement to society. Research has shown that with robotic surgeries, bleeding has been significantly decreased. This is due to the smaller incisions that are needed for the procedure, but it is also due to the fact that the movements that are being controlled by the surgeon have the added feature of tremor control in the device. This feature actually compensates for the natural hand tremors of the surgeon and makes for steadier movements during surgery. (Lanfranco, Castellanos, Desai, & Meyers,
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