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On the Frontiers of Surgery: An Interview with Fred Moll, MD

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Few people have been so integrally connected to surgery's various revolutions as Fred Moll, MD. Two decades ago Moll introduced one of the first enabling tools designed specifically for minimally invasive surgery, ushering in an age of surgery in closed spaces, before turning his attention in the 1990s to surgery's revolution-in-waiting, robotics, helping to launch the MIS revolution, In a recentinterview, Moll talks about those early days, what it was like for a young surgeon to build his first companies, and about the promise of robotics for the future of medicine.

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