Robots are entering the operating room, but there’s no need to panic. These robots will serve as an extension of the surgeon and are actually creating the need for specially trained surgeons instead of taking jobs.
Dr. Rabii Madi, director of urologic oncology and robotic surgery at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, is one such surgeon who uses a robotic prostate surgery he pioneered to help solve the loss of bladder control that follows the removal of the prostate.
“With [conventional] prostatectomy surgery, many people have trouble controlling urine, at least initially,” says Madi. “It can take up to one year.”
The new procedure, he says, can prevent many men from experiencing incontinence at all, while those who do recover their continence more quickly.
Georgia Trend: The Robots Are Here