According to the CDC, there are over 51 million surgeries performed in the U.S. each year.
A new tool could improve the outcome of some of these procedures by exceeding the limitations of most surgeons.
The daVinci surgical tool uses a minimal amount of space to treat a host of ailments, including cancer and internal bleeding. The mechanical hands make smaller and more precise movements than human hands are capable of.
A high-powered 3D camera gives the surgeon a superior vantage point compared to a doctor's typical view.
The device isn't truly robotic, because it is controlled by a surgeon who is in the same room, telling it where to go and what to do.
However, the bionic arms are significantly slimmer than a surgeon's hands, meaning that the patient does not need to be cut open as wide for the doctor to see the problem and get the required tools in, which decreases the amount of healing time after the surgery.
The tool's prowess has been demonstrated on a grape, showing how delicate and restrained these types of procedures can be.