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Surgeons use a remote control system as they carry out a surgery with a da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system at the Robert-Debre Hospital in Paris, on April 5, 2019. - Despite debates over the added value relative to their cost, surgical robots are on the rise. In the past 20 years the pioneer and world leader in the sector US group Intuitive Surgical has already installed more than 4,800 robots of its da Vinci range in the world, including 144 in France. Its robots have already been involved in more than 6 million surgical procedures worldwide, including one million just last year, a clear sign of the sharp acceleration of demand. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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April 05, 2019
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