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Surgical robots promise to make surgery less painful; and yet are still medically unnecessary most of the time

Saturday, August 07, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: surgical robots, robotics, robots

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Surgeons in Australia are excited over new surgical robots they are using to perform surgical operations on patients. These new robots allow surgeons to perform operations with improved precision in a way that reduces post-operative complications and actually requires less staff during the surgical procedure.

Here's how it works: with the help of the surgical robot, surgeons remote control two robotic arms that are inserted into the patient through small incisions. A high-resolution 3-D telescope accompanies the robotic arm so that the surgeon can see what's going on. Seated at a console, the surgeon can then perform complex movements such as making incisions, manipulating tissues, or even suturing tissues.

Surgeons are excited about this because it makes heart surgery more precise, and, in their words, far safer. The result of the surgery is less scarring, less bleeding, and less pain. It certainly is a good thing when medical technology can provide a way for surgeons to conduct surgeries that have less scarring and require smaller incisions, and I have no doubt these surgical robots will be extremely helpful in treating trauma, but once again, there is so much heart surgery done around the world that is entirely unnecessary that it seems somewhat ridiculous to me to talk about the benefits of a 3 million dollar surgical robot when most of these heart patients could avoid surgery in the first place by taking a few hundred dollars worth of nutritional supplements and by changing their dietary practices so that they avoid hydrogenated oils. If they were to add in a regular dose of cardiovascular exercise along with those other strategies, they could almost universally avoid heart surgery.

So, modern medical technology is great stuff, and anytime the field of robotics can help make surgeries safer, less painful, and less traumatic for patients, then we all stand to benefit. But if smaller incisions are better for patients, then no incisions are better yet. Avoiding surgery is the best way to have no bleeding, no scarring, and no pain. But once again, avoiding surgery means taking responsibility for your own health outcome. It means preventing disease rather than trying to treat it after the fact. It means fixing yourself through nutrition and physical fitness rather than lying down on a surgeon's table and saying, "Fix me, doctor." Even the most advanced robotic technology in the world cannot force a person to make healthy choices in their life.

My view on all of this is that these medical breakthroughs and robotics technology are certainly good news for those who truly must undergo surgery for one reason or another (such as for injury or trauma), but for most people, the best option is to put your faith in your own body's ability to heal itself rather than putting your faith in robotic technology breakthroughs.

Remember, you already have the most advanced nanotechnology robots in the world coursing through your veins right now, circulating through your entire system. Your body is a nanotechnology miracle that already knows how to cure cancer, repair tissues, reverse atherosclerosis, and fundamentally heal itself from head to toe. So, if you really want to see some cool robotic technology in action, start eating superfoods and engaging in physical exercise, and watch your own body turn into the most amazing health machine you've ever witnessed.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

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