Essay on Robotic Surgery

Submitted By mariyah03
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The two most popular surgical systems are called ZEUS and da Vinci. ZEUS, which was created in 1995, was the successor of another robotic system called the AESOP arm. The AESOP arm, which was funded by NASA, had three arms that could be controlled by the surgeon. One arm, which contained an endoscopic camera that could also be inserted through a small incision, was voice activated and controlled. This allowed the surgeon to use the other two arms freely and with more precision and control. The ZEUS surgical system had an AESOP arm as well as two other arms that the surgeon could use as his right and left arm. This system was revolutionary in the fact that it while it can detect and follow a surgeon’s commands, it will also identify and correct tremors. This system also allowed the surgeon to be in a remote location, since a console was used to control the movement of the arms. Lastly, the da Vinci surgical system, which gained traction and popularity in the early 2000s, is the more widely used and efficient of the two. The da Vinci Surgical System has four robotic arms, instead of the three in the other systems.
Ever since its introduction in the late 1980s, telepresence surgery, or robotic surgery as it more popularly called, has been steadily gaining popularity among doctors as well as patients. More and more, patients have been requesting robotic surgery because they believe that since there are no humans involved, it will be more accurate. People have also been led to believe that newer is better, especially when it comes to technology. From the mid 1990s to mid 2000s, robotic surgery was hailed as a medical marvel. Lately, though, there has been more and more division about whether telepresence surgery is all it has been hyped up to be. While