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1000th robotic surgery performed at Loma Linda Hospital
ABC News

One thousand robotic-assisted surgeries have been performed at Loma Linda University Heart and Surgical Hospital, it was announced Wednesday.

Dr. Herbert Ruckle performed a robotic prostatectomy on June 27 on a Santa Maria man with prostate cancer. A small puncture was made in the abdomen and the doctor used one of the hospital’s two surgical robot systems.