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Operation Robot

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 02 December 2010

The revolution in the operating theatre is only just beginning, but robotic surgery could change the way we think about healthcare ... and the way surgeons work. Peter Day looks at what surgeons are able to achieve with robots now and at the proto-types for healthcare in the future. He asks how significant these advances could be for health in Britain and for British business and hears from the robot pioneers: surgeons, engineers and business people.
Producer : Caroline Bayley.

  • Contributors to this programme

    Justin Vale
    Consultant Urological Surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare Trust

    Lord Darzi
    Professor of Surgery, Imperial College and Co-Director Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery

    Professor Brian Davies
    Co-founder Acrobot

    Graeme Brookes
    Acrobot (now part of Stanmore Implants Worldwide Ltd)

    Dr Andre Ng
    Consultant Cardiologist, Leicester University Hospitals

    Professor Guan-Zhong
    Yang Co-Director Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery

    Paulo Dario
    Professor of Biomedical Robotics, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa

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