London MDs provide window to surgery's future

Swanson, Lynne
January 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/25/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 2, p244
Academic Journal
Discusses the world's first closed-chest, robot-assisted, beating-heart coronary bypass graft, by cardiac surgeon Douglas Boyd, at the University Campus of the London Health Sciences Center, in London, Ontario in October, 1999. How the surgery is performed by the robot through six pencil-sized incisions; Boyd's prediction that robotic and computer enhanced surgery will revolutionize surgery.


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