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Robotic Surgery

September 07, 1993

* True, AESOP ("The Doctor Is Plugged In," Aug. 27) is not the first robotic surgery in this country, and true, UC Davis Medical Center has been using Robodoc for the past year.

However, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center pioneered stereotactic robotic surgery in this country as far back as 1985 with its robotic arm Ole, which has the ability to assist neurosurgeons in the treatment and diagnosis for brain surgery.

RON YUKELSON

Director of Communications

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

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