New Age Surgery in the Old World--Robotics in Europe
Interest in surgical robotics is booming in Europe, outpacing the US. Leading the charge are two US companies; Europeans have been reluctant to commercialize new technologies and create companies. But before robotics can fulfill its apparent promise, it will have to address hospitals' cost concerns, win over conservative mainstream surgeons,and, most importantly, prove that it represents a clinically superior approach to surgery.
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