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Would you let a robot operate on your heart? It’s now an option at Modesto hospital
Modesto Bee

Coronary artery bypass operations, using a surgical robot, can result in less pain and faster healing for the patient. But the advanced service is offered in few communities across the country.

Dr. Goya Raikar performed three surgeries last week to launch a robotic heart program at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Two patients underwent coronary bypass operations and a third had a heart valve repair to relieve troubling symptoms.

Doctors is now one of the few hospitals in California, where a robot can play a crucial role in operations on the heart.