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Robotics is the Future of Surgery | Dr Kornelis Poestra
Episode 1022nd October 2020 • Medical Matrix • Carmel Sound Lab
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Robotics is one of the fastest-growing technological domains in the present, and if it weren’t for certain complex institutional regulations, the involvement of robots inside the operation room wouldn’t be so rare. If presented with a robot that’s capable of drilling, cutting, measuring, and performing surgical procedures much more accurately than a human surgeon, which one would you bet your health on? Dive into the technological innovations in favor of medicine, the factors that are slowing them down, and why the art, craft, and human touch of every procedure would be preserved, even with the intervention of robots in the room.

Dr. Rosie Sendher and Dr. Erica Fisk are joined by Dr. Kornelis Poelstra, a pioneer and advocate for the integration of Robotics and Automation in orthopedics, to chat about the disconnection between the medical field and the tech space, and why it is so important to narrow it down in order to improve surgeons’ performance and patients’ health. Dr. Poelstra is a certified spine surgeon, and one of the world leaders in Robotic Spine Surgery, and the founder of the Robotic Spine Institute of Silicon Valley. A huge believer in collaboration, he encourages professionals to embrace the available technological tools and become a part of the medical revolution that is about to occur.


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