Category Archives: Needlescopic surgery

New needle-sized surgical robot given ‘wrists’.


Needlescopic surgery, which uses surgical instruments shrunk to the diameter of a sewing needle, is the ultimate form of minimally invasive surgery. The needle-sized incisions it requires are so small that they can be sealed with surgical tape and usually heal without leaving a scar.  Although it’s been around since the 1990s, the technique, which is also called mini- or

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