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Monterey hospital among doubters of popular robotic surgery system
Monterey Herald

Nearly five years ago, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital trumpeted the arrival of the county’s only da Vinci surgical robot. Hospital officials predicted the cutting-edge device would revolutionize minimally invasive surgery.

With four arms, a 3-D camera and tiny surgical implements on swiveling “wrists” wielded by a surgeon at a control panel, the robot could minimize incisions, pain, blood loss, complications and recovery time for patients.

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