Technology & Health

Robotic surgery may improve outcomes in mouth and throat cancer

Technology and Health

Robotic surgery may improve outcomes in mouth and throat cancer

Transoral robotic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure in which a surgeon uses a computer-enhanced system to guide an endoscope - a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it - to provide high-resolution, 3D images of the back of the mouth and throat, an area that is difficult to reach with conventional tools. Two robotically guided instruments, acting as a surgeon's arms, work around corners to safely remove tumors from surrounding tissue.

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