Robot-assisted Thymectomy Helps Man Get Back Outdoors

Robot-assisted Thymectomy Helps Man Get Back Outdoors

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Robot-assisted Thymectomy Helps Man Get Back Outdoors

Robot-assisted thymectomy surgery — a procedure to remove the thymus gland, here done using a robotic system console — eased the disease symptoms of a Colorado man diagnosed with myasthenia gravis (MG). For Mike Oster, a Fort Collins retiree and avid fisherman, the procedure — performed by a cardiothoracic surgeon at UCHealth with the aid of a high-performance vision system and four interactive robotic arms — successfully treated the muscle weakness that is a hallmark symptom…

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