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Abdomen of a patient who has undergone Da Vinci Robotic prostatectomy (removal of all or part of the prostate gland). Dressings have been placed over most of the small incisions made to allow access for surgical instruments. The Da Vinci System enables the doctor to perform a minimally invasive surgery with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. While sitting at an ergonomic console, the surgeon controls the system, which translates his hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient's body.
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