Although criticized as highly expensi...

Although criticized as highly expensive additions to an already...

There are 1 comment on the story from May 27, 2008, titled Although criticized as highly expensive additions to an already.... In it, reports that:

A controversial robotic surgery is gaining popularity among Minnesota cardiac surgeons for repairing defective heart valves and bypassing clogged coronary arteries.

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#1 May 27, 2008
The da Vinci system was purchased and has been in use at MeritCare Heart Center in Fargo N.D. for several years. In fact MeritCare hosted a live webcast of aRobotically Assisted Preparation of an Internal Mammary Artery for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in 2002. You can see daVinci and MeritCare's surgeons in action at

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