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Robotic surgical implements used by the da Vinci robot surgeon during minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Da Vinci is a remotely-controlled robot which gives surgeons precise control over surgical tools through an incision just 1 centimetre wide. The robot's arms are controlled by the surgeon, who views the surgical site through the robot's endoscope attachment. Such remote-control gives more precise manipulation of tools than in manual surgery. Da Vinci was designed by Intuitive Surgical Incorporated. Photographed in California, USA.
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