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Robotic Head and Neck Surgery

Posted by @MakalaJohnson, Feb 4, 2011

Surgeons at Mayo Clinic have developed a new robotic procedure performed through the mouth (transorally) to treat cancers of the tongue base and tonsils. Mayo Clinic is one of the few medical centers in the United States offering this surgery, and Mayo physicians have extensive experience in the procedure.

In this video, Doctors Kerry Olsen, M.D. and Steven Olsen, M.D. discuss the use of robotics for head and neck surgery. A patient also shares her experience.

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Tags: head, Kerry Olsen, Matthew Clark PhD, neck, Robotic Surgery, Steven Olsen, throat, tongue, tonsils, tumor

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