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Some signs just raise a lot of questions.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TomP, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Saw this yesterday. Robotics:eek: :confused: 

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  2. On a billboard sign!!!!????? :eek:  Makes me shudder. LOL
     
  3. aspiringphotos

    aspiringphotos

    Sep 26, 2008
    Kansas
    Oh, my....cool shot, though!
     
  4. Jaytron

    Jaytron

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    Mar 22, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    My thoughts exactly...
     
  5. AEDigman

    AEDigman

    300
    Jan 23, 2007
    West Virginia
    All I can say is.....ouch.
     
  6. I think i would have to say more than OOOOUCH, I'd be screaming Demerol:smile:
     
  7. I don't like/trust dentists with a drill; why would I even want to get in the same building as a proctologist with a robotic drill?? :m24:
     
  8. Butchdog

    Butchdog

    451
    May 29, 2007
    MN
    I'm going with the 'ouch' thing as well.
     
  9. willg

    willg

    614
    Nov 22, 2007
    New Jersey, USA
    Well my "pucker" factor just shot up a whole bunch!
     
  10. DM Rosner

    DM Rosner

    Dec 13, 2006
    I've seen those ads around here, too.

    Now, mind you, I'm a big fan of robotics, but somehow robotics and surgery just don't seem to be a good match. :eek: 
     
  11. pirahnah3

    pirahnah3

    Feb 22, 2008
    wuss-tah
    esspecially in rather tender areas
     
  12. I know when they did my grandpa's proceedure, they went in his guy up front, not from behind, (OUCH)!!!!!!!
     
  13. Gort

    Gort

    411
    Mar 10, 2008
    Phoenix
    Did you "crop" that one? :tongue:
     
  14. Not that either one is a walk in the park, but a small robotic arm seems less invasive. (Plus, the robot doesn't have a tee time!)

    Sean
     
  15. gladjo

    gladjo Guest

    Sound exciting. Tee hee hee. :wink:
     
  16. Hey Tom...Nice find! What's advertised on the other side of that billboard??? Vasectomys???:biggrin:

    Cheers

    Ted:smile:
     
  17. goffer

    goffer

    Nov 22, 2007
    San Diego
    I'm glad it doesnt say actual size in the small text.
     
  18. Well it looks big enough as it is, in the scale:biggrin:
     
  19. Surgery is pretty nerveracking in itself. I cant even imagine in not being done by doctors *shudders*
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 27, 2009
  20. It's called the DaVinci robot, and it is state of the art in regards to removing the prostate, as well as other laproscopic procedures. It can allow a surgeon to perform a procedure on a patient in a different state, even a different country. Even for surgeries where the surgeon is in the same room, the machine gives him a 3D view of the organs where a standard laproscope only gives the doctor a 2D view. This makes a huge difference in the accuracy when you're dealing with sparing nerves that the prostate enshrouds. These nerves are what can cause erectile dysfunction if they're damaged. The robotic arms also give better range of motion than standard laproscopic tools held by the surgeon themselves. Needless to say, this is not something all hospitals have, so to advertise this capability to potential patients could bring in huge revenues to a particular facility.

    More info http://www.davincisurgery.com/?id=it&gclid=CN6pn--L9ZsCFQY9xwodlAyx-w

    http://www.intuitivesurgical.com/index.aspx
     
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