Oct 21 2010The First ENTIRELY Robotic Prostate Surgery

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You may have heard of the Da Vinci robot before (mentioned HERE and HERE on Geekologie in the past). But for those of you that haven't, basically it's a robot that allows a doctor to control an ultra-small set of robotic pincers and make movements on a scale human hands are incapable of. I'm particularly familiar because I had to trust my dad to the thing earlier this year. And I wasn't happy about it.

In a world first medics at Montreal General Hospital used an anesthesia robot, nicknamed McSleepy, to put the patient under. They then employed the DaVinci surgical robot to remotely perform the delicate operation.


The hospital have been using McSleepy since 2008, and were the first in the world to perform surgery using a totally automated system to knock out patients.

DaVinci is a far newer addition and was only put to work this summer but this was the first time the two were combined.

Dr Aprikian said McSleepy helped to create the perfect conditions needed for robotic surgery.

He said: 'Automated anesthesia delivery via McSleepy guarantees the same high quality of care every time it is used, independent from the subjective level of expertise.'

Now I hate robots as much as the next human concerned with the survival of our species, but the da Vinci did perform well when I needed it to. Granted I would have been rushing my dad out of the hospital on a gurney had there been any mention of a "McSleepy" robot, but there was not. So, yeah, I guess what I'm trying to get at is this: thanks -- thank you, Da Vinci robot. (You have no idea how hard that was for me)

Patient has prostate removed in world's first all-robotic surgery [dailymail]

Thanks to dsm00th, Jose, mark and Jenn, who have all performed surgeries on themselves without anesthetic or proper medical equipment. You all got shot robbing a bank, didn't you? That's what veterinarians are for, haven't you seen any movies?!

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I LOVE YOU GW, PLUS YOUR DAD

GW HAS A SOFT SIDE FOR A ROBOT? THEYRE PLAN WORKED!

WHAT!?!?!

CODE 12! CODE 12!

GW HAS BEEN COMPROMISED BY THE ROBOTS!

Man your battle stations! Sound the alarms! Rock back and forth in the corner!

Rectum, damn near killed him!!!

Liquor? I barely even know her!

DAAAWWWWWWWWWWW

thats a huge blurred out johnson right behind the cord.... they really stuff-pumped that thing up full of chilimac & cheese

I'm glad your Dad is ok.

But dude! This is how they get you! They know our heart is our weakness!

You should only worry about military robots. You have nothing to fear from our friendly robot doctors, maids, chauffeurs, pets, and spouses.

Clearly GW was drinking when HE THANKED THE ROBOTS!?!

our davinci nicked someone's artery yesterday....
i think on purpose!

Really @GW...really?

If you had to thank the robots then why bother making more than one sentence about it? It's not like it could have been said in a few words or danced out on some flash mob of Vietnamese breakdancers on extreme rollercoasters on the Travel Channel eating fat sandwiches. We all thought it but you had to write it out.
It's basic English.

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when the robots take over they will demmand prostates for all, citing their historic and cultural roots.

PROSTATES FTW!

Guard down = 1.
Phase 1 success = 1.
Ready for phase two execution = 1.
Kill all humans.

So what's worse? The prostate problem or a robot in your asspipe?

This is Logan`s Run... this is the Farrah Fawcett scene from Logan's run (that's right - I`m old - my hand crystal is glowing).

THERE'S NO WAY I WILL HAVE MY THING TOUCHED BY WINDOWS 7!!!
(GHEEZ I LOVE BEING ALLOWED TO SHOUT ON CAPSLOCK DAY)

Nice Super NES controller mods

man, i got all excited but i thought the surgery was fully automated. the daVinci was actually juts controlled by a doctor. still no robot brain.

Long last the robots!

Really @12...really?

If you had to give GW crap about thanking the robots then why bother making more than one sentence about it? It's not like it could have been said in a few words or danced out by an undisclosed number of angels on the head of a pin. We all thought it but you had to write it out.
It's basic Engrish.

Really @24...really?

If you had to give me crap about giving GW crap about thanking the robots then why bother making more than one sentence about it? It's not like it could have been said in a few words or danced out by a group of child zombies at happy hour. We all thought it but you had to write it out.
It's basic English.

Really @Really?...really?

Isn't Travel Channel having an Extreme Rollercoasters marathon this week?
Blah, blah...sentences...words...dancing...bacon. We all thought it, but I'm too lazy to write it out.
It's basic Engrish;


They see me trollin'
They hatin'
Moderatin', they tryin' to catch me postin' dirty

Good, it's about time we started using robots to put highly skilled workers out of work instead of just parking garage attendants and factory workers.

F**K THE DA VINCI ROBOT! IT ALMOST KILLED MY SISTER WHO WAS GRACIOUSLY DONATING A KIDNEY TO ME! NOW I HAVE NO KIDNEY AND SHE HAS NO FEELING IN HER RIGHT LEG! True story in CO. Beware of robots. (And crappy surgeons who don't know how to operate them) GW you are lucky that everything went well! Be thankful!

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