New advancements in robotic surgery offer way to access head, neck tumors

December 10, 2014 11:00 AM

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New advancements in robotic surgery offer way to access head, neck tumors

A physician monitors a patient undergoing Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) which is utilizing the Da Vinci robotic surgical system, and is being controlled by a surgeon who is not pictured. (UCLA)

Robotic surgery has been used since the late 1980s, but in a new study, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have improved upon that technique to access previously unreachable areas of the head and neck.

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