The Impact Of Robotic Surgery On Surgery

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Analysis of Impact on Robotic Surgery Sandral Carter Devry University Robotic Surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery with the use of robots that surgeons control. (Background and History of Surgical Robotics, 2017) The goal of using robots in medicine is to provide improved diagnostic abilities, a less invasive and more comfortable experience for the patient, and the ability to do smaller and more precise interventions. Robotic surgery is increasing in popularity in the surgical field. It is rapidly growing and enhancing surgery techniques for surgeons. Although there are advantages to this type of surgery, patients are still have uncertainties. Patients are concerned that the machine will…show more content…
Thirdly, patents are changing over time. United States use to hold the most patents but as of an analysis of patents that was done in 2009, non-U.S. innovators earned more patents (around 96,000) compared to Americans (93,000). Why is the United States dropping from being the most innovative with research? The United States spends only 2.8 %of its federal budget on national research and development as a percentage of GDP. This is less than the 4.3 % spent by Sweden, 3.1 % by Japan, and 3.0 % by South Korea. (West, 2017) The United States is facing a crisis in STEM training and workforce development. They have found it difficult to product knowledge workers in this area, although the demand is great for this field, only 16% of Americans graduate and have the background in science in engineering. What can be done. President Barack Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has produced an official report that calls for the creation of a Master Teachers Corps to hire 100,000 new STEM teachers and pay higher salaries to the top 5 %. I also think that we are taking the steps necessary by putting stem clubs, and stem class assignments in school as low as elementary school. The key to success is
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