Robot performs first bypass on beating heart:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Computer Motion's voice-controlled ZEUS surgical robot has been used to perform a minimally-invasive heart bypass operation on a beating heart, the first time the device has been used for this procedure. The operation took place at the University Grosshadern in Munich, Germany. The robot surgeon was used to perform the miniature anastomosis through tiny ports in the patient's chest. It has already been used to perform keyhole bypass surgery on the stopped heart.
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