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Mohummad Minhaj Siddiqui, M/D, Director of Urologic Robotic Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center uses daVinici Si robot. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz).
Mohummad Minhaj Siddiqui, M/D, Director of Urologic Robotic Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center uses daVinici Si robot. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz).

Surgical robots good for cancer operations, but drawbacks remain

Treating tongue and tonsil cancer with surgery used to be so invasive, it was hardly ever done. The procedure often involved a large incision in the neck, a tracheotomy to enable breathing, and a long and difficult recovery for the patient, said Dr. Jeremy Richmon. Now, as doctors see an increase in those cancers, there’s a surgical ...

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