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Linda Duska, MD, says when she was young, surgery always meant a large incision. The trauma of that caused a lot of stress on the body. Now, robotic surgery, also known as robot-assisted surgery, allows for much smaller cuts. Surgeons guide robotic arms to work through tiny incisions. Compared to traditional surgery, patients have shorter recovery times, leave the hospital sooner and get back to work sooner.
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Watch Duska, who treats gynecologic cancers, talk more about the benefits to patients.