Your Most Common Robotic Surgery Myths, Busted

When patients hear they should have robotic surgery for urological problems, some experience a fear of machines. Others mistakenly think nothing can go wrong. A few even believe — perhaps based on watching a few too many episodes of “Dr. Who” — that the robot will be making moves on its own, outside of the surgeon’s direct control. Learn the truth from Jihad Kaouk, MD.

Jihad Kaouk, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic's Center of Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
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