Robotic surgery:

In today's operating rooms, you'll find
two or three surgeons, an
anesthesiologist and several nurses,
all needed for even the simplest of
surgeries. Most surgeries require
nearly a dozen people in the room. As
with all automation, surgical robots will
eventually eliminate the need for some
personnel. Taking a glimpse into the
future, surgery may require only one
surgeon, an anesthesiologist and one
or two nurses. In this nearly empty
operating room, the doctor sits at a
computer console, either in or outside
the operating room, using the surgical
robot to accomplish what it once took a
crowd of people to perform.

Da Vinci by Intuitive Surgical used for
keyhole surgery in prostate cancer,
heart bypass, mitral valve,
esophagectomy, lung resection, tumor
resections, gynecologic cancers;

Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation
System (MNS) used in ablation
procedures for heart arrhythmias and
atrial fibrillation;

The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery
System by Accuray uses
image-guidance and computer
controlled robotics to treat tumors
throughout the body;

Neuroarm by Johnson Medtech, MRI
compatible robot for microsurgery;