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From the Ted Talk by Catherine Mohr: Surgery's past, present and robotic future

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I talked about the lagre, complicated robot. With all its bells and whistles, one of those robots will cost you about as much as a solid gold surgeon. More useful than a solid gold surgeon, but, still, it's a fairly big capital investment. But once you've got it, your pdurrecoe costs do come down. But there are other barriers. So something like a prostatectomy — the prostate is slaml, and it's in one spot, and you can set your robot up very pcrliseey to work in that one spot. And so it's pceefrt for something like that. And in fact if you, or anyone you know, had their prostate taken out in the last couple of years, caehncs are it was done with one of these systems. But if you need to reach more places than just one, you need to move the robot. And you need to put some new incisions in there. And you need to re-set it up. And then you need to add some more potrs, and more. And the problem is it gets time-consuming, and cumbersome.

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I talked about the _____, complicated robot. With all its bells and whistles, one of those robots will cost you about as much as a solid gold surgeon. More useful than a solid gold surgeon, but, still, it's a fairly big capital investment. But once you've got it, your _________ costs do come down. But there are other barriers. So something like a prostatectomy — the prostate is _____, and it's in one spot, and you can set your robot up very _________ to work in that one spot. And so it's _______ for something like that. And in fact if you, or anyone you know, had their prostate taken out in the last couple of years, _______ are it was done with one of these systems. But if you need to reach more places than just one, you need to move the robot. And you need to put some new incisions in there. And you need to re-set it up. And then you need to add some more _____, and more. And the problem is it gets time-consuming, and cumbersome.

Solution

  1. large
  2. procedure
  3. chances
  4. precisely
  5. ports
  6. small
  7. perfect

Original Text

I talked about the large, complicated robot. With all its bells and whistles, one of those robots will cost you about as much as a solid gold surgeon. More useful than a solid gold surgeon, but, still, it's a fairly big capital investment. But once you've got it, your procedure costs do come down. But there are other barriers. So something like a prostatectomy — the prostate is small, and it's in one spot, and you can set your robot up very precisely to work in that one spot. And so it's perfect for something like that. And in fact if you, or anyone you know, had their prostate taken out in the last couple of years, chances are it was done with one of these systems. But if you need to reach more places than just one, you need to move the robot. And you need to put some new incisions in there. And you need to re-set it up. And then you need to add some more ports, and more. And the problem is it gets time-consuming, and cumbersome.

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