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Registered nurse David Young (cq) of Englewood moves the robotic surgical unit into place before starting a robotic pyeloplasty surgery at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver on Tuesday June 21, 2005. The unit is remote controlled by a doctor in the corner of the room and has various interchangeable tools on arms that perform the actual surgery. The hospital purchased the $1.2 million da Vinci system from Intuitive Surgical out of Sunnyvale, Ca. and has been using the system to perform surgeries that require far less time to recover from because the incisions required for surgery are much smaller and less invasive. Patients typically can be released from the hospital in a day or two instead of a week with conventional surgery. Intuitive Surgical account manager Megan Mescher (cq) of Boulder said, "this is the future of surgery, no doubt about it". (Note: It is covered in plastic for sterility purposes) (MARC PISCOTTY/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) CQ Megan Mescher and David Young

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