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Robots could be the future of medicine after hospital uses them to carry out invasive surgery

Robots could be the future of medicine after hospital uses them to carry out invasive surgery

Robots could be the future of medicine after hospital uses them to carry out invasive surgery

A hospital where surgeons use robots to carry out invasive operations on patients has been commended by experts in medical fields, who have hailed the use of robots as the future for medicine.

The spider-like machines are controlled by surgeons who are able to move the "hands" of the machine to carry out tricky and risky operations.

The state of the art machines zoom in on parts of the body being operated on and offer 10 times more detail than the naked eye on computer screens.

Surgeons can even use the robot hands to glide stitches through the skin of patients in a futuristic vision that has seen doctors clamour to the Royal Surrey Hospital to train with technology being introduced to the medical community.

Robots at the Guildford-based hospital echo the hand-eye coordination of surgeons and the hospital has been hailed as the "epicentre" for training in robotic surgery.

The technology, which has been likened to keyhole surgery, involves placing the tools inside the body and carrying out the operations without the need to make large incisions and force patients to have lengthy hospital visits.

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