How Robotics is Shaping the Future of Urology

How Robotics is Shaping the Future of Urology

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Robotics took center stage at this year’s American Urology Association (AUA) annual meeting, with panels on second-generation robotic ureteroscopes, emerging robotic surgical systems, and a battle of the bots.

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