The robot in the operation completes the doctor, working with a video camera and a manipulator, equipped with a joystick and a special pedal. Four hydraulic limbs perform various actions, combining the capabilities of man and machine.
A robotic surgeon finds and removes tumors without subjecting the patient’s ribs to mechanical action, which in normal operations causes pain.
Two years ago, the Newcastle Hospital Trust acquired two robots for £ 1.2 million, which allowed hospital specialists to conduct a series of successful surgical operations in patients with prostate, liver, larynx, female organs, and also patients with colorectal cancer.
Its name was given to a unique device in honor of the greatest artist and engineer of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci, who predicted the appearance of robots more than 500 years ago .