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Robot surgery. Surgeon at the control console of the da Vinci surgical robot system. The surgeon views a three-dimensional image of the operation site from an endoscope (flexible viewing instrument). The joystick-like controllers allow precise movements of surgical tools mounted at the end of robotic arms. The system allows surgery through incisions just 1 centimetre wide. Da Vinci was designed by Intuitive Surgical Incorporated of California, USA.
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