Transforming Surgery With Japan's First Surgical Robot
Japan's first surgical robot was developed two years ago. As of 2022, it won approval for use in cancers of the prostate, stomach, colon and uterus. We examine how the robot is used in surgeries and interview the developers about why the device was necessary. We also look at how the robot is being used to operate remotely and to train novice doctors, thereby changing the future of surgery.
Japan's first surgical robot
The surgical robot can tie together rubber bands just 8mm thick
The surgeon controls the robot from the cockpit
The surgeon showed it is possible to operate remotely