The Fine Art of Robotic Surgery

Surgeons preparing for robotic surgery at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge, LA

By John Lyons, M.D. Robotic surgery is when a surgeon uses an advanced tool with robotic arms to perform surgery. Although we call the device a “robot,” it’s completely controlled by the surgeon and is not self-sufficient. Robotic surgery is a more advanced surgery than what we call “open surgery,” the traditional surgery we use […]