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October 28, 2016


Would YOU visit a robot gynecologist?

(Thanks to Al Barkafski)


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I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.

Didn't they open for Devo?

"What can I expect to happen to me?"

"I heard 'I want an appendectomy.' Initiating sedation. You might feel a slight pinch..."


Seriously, the Da Vinci robot is used for a lot of surgeries, including my cancer surgery. It's "driven" by a doctor at all times. Precision cuts and a steadier hand than a human.

Allen ~ Hope you are doing well!

I too had cancer surgery several years ago via the Da Vinci robot. The only unsettling part of the entire procedure was when my doctor showed me his workstation, controlling everything. It was on the other side of the operating room, a good 30 feet from the table!

BTW, Dave's classic colonoscopy column should be mandatory reading for every person over the age of 50.

Ms Flukey--So far no recurrence, thanks!

PirateBoy, I wish I hadn't watched the DVD they gave me beforehand explaining the surgery in excruciating detail, including the weird angle they put us at to move our organs out of the way... :)

I had prostate cancer surgery six years ago by a hopefully sober human surgeon. I studied the Da Vinci robots online and would have gone with one, but it would have been nearly a thousand mile trip. A good robot surgeon should make house calls. Anyway, Allen, I hope you are doing well. I remain cancer free.

And ladies it's single.

I wouldn't visit a gynecologist, period.

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