In Brief

More delicate surgeries are now assisted by robotic medical tools.

Scientists and doctors are now using robots to assists in surgery on hearts, cancer, and other organs of the human body. These ‘snakebots’ are able to wield medical tools at the end of their arms, such as tiny cameras, forceps, and scissors. These robots can perform delicate operations that require precision, and are mainly used when a surgeon can’t reach or see a certain area.

Dr. Michael Argenziano, Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center in New York, explained that,

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