Operation: Reimagine Surgery

Surgery has come a long way since its early days. There’s a nearly unbelievable contrast between macabre scenes from crude procedures and the high tech, robot-assisted surgeries of today. And the imagination is the limit for where the field goes from here. In this series, we explore the advances in technology that have transformed the field over the last few decades, the surprising ways it's improving patient outcomes right now, and the almost sci-fi future of tomorrow. And along the way, we meet the engineers, doctors, and patients who are at the center of it all.

This is Operation: Reimagine Surgery.

What’s transforming the world’s best surgeons?
There are about 48 million surgeries in the U.S. each year, and about 2% have a complication. That's roughly a million affected patients.
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There are about 48 million surgeries in the U.S. each year, and about 2% have a complication. That's roughly a million affected patients.
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Here’s what it’s like to use a robotic surgical system.