Medical Technology Has Changed Our Lives

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Technology is relatively new in our community; it is constantly evolving to improve our everyday lives. From high tech robotic instruments to home computers or cellphones that have countless capabilities have come a long way from the beginning of technology. Including Smart home appliances that are in people’s homes that have definitely been upgraded all due to today’s new improved technology. However, the past 50 years of medical technology has been in high gear with numerous advancements. Medical devices have been very useful in today 's world, with CT scans and MRI devices that are used daily to detect early stages of many diseases and conditions. Therefore medical robotic surgery has grown in popularity, specifically in surgery.…show more content…
Numerous advances were made over the next 70 years before this surgical approach would become standard treatment. The most important being the advent of the insufflator (Kurt Semm), fiber optics and the rod-lens system (Harold Hopkins)” (Chicago Institute). Laparoscopy has advanced in several different countries and is also known as minimally invasive surgery. Chicago Institute of minimally invasive surgery goes on to say, “1987 before Phillipe Mouret would perform the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This event ignited the world of laparoscopic surgery. Today, 98% of all gallbladders removed surgically are removed with the laparoscopic approach. The shift from the open method of gallbladder removal to the laparoscopic method took fewer than 5 years to occur”(Chicago Institute).The procedures are done with small incisions about half an inch for the trocar (plastic ports) to be placed. (University of Southern California Department of Surgery). For the purpose to insert a thin video camera in one port and in the other port introduces a thin, long instrument that is used to assist grasping, clipping, clapping, or cutting. Next, gas (carbon dioxide) fills the abdomen cavity to make the organs easier to view on the monitor screen. The thin camera transmits video feed to a monitor close to the surgeon to see the surround area that surgery is intended for any other diagnose that may have been missed. This is most
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