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Azur Kamara Mary Beth ENG 101 4/1/2018 In 2013, my mom had to have pelvic surgery for possible endometriosis. In my research to identify the right surgeon for her, the names of two prominent minimally invasive surgeons came up. One major difference between these two surgeons was that the first performs advanced laparoscopic surgery by using a tiny camera to look inside the pelvis while he manipulates surgical instrument via small incisions. The second doctor performs a similar surgery, but instead of actually holding the surgical instruments in his own hands, he works via the da Vinci robot. In August 2013, Nick Glass and Matthew Knight wrote an article on CNN.com titled “Would you have surgery at hands of a robot?” with the aim to educate people on the use of the da Vinci robot for surgery. Their article hopes to reduce the fear that is innately associated with robotic surgery. The authors detail the basic structure of the robot a four-armed machine with a vision system and console that is used by the doctor who is actually controlling the robot. They explain the many advantages of the robot and discuss the financial cost of this machine. While they do bring some interesting facts about the da Vinci robotic surgery, the authors fail in educating readers about the potential risks involving robotic surgery. In the end, this article fails in its purpose to properly educate readers on robotic surgery, as it does not provide a reliable variety of authoritative evidence. In their article, Glass and Knight acknowledge that Americans are somewhat leery of undergoing robotic surgery, but they assure the reader that 1.5 million
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  • Spring '17
  • J. Delaurier
  • English, Gynecologic Surgery

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