I, Doctor Robot
A surgical robot widely used in the United States arrived in Israel three years ago and was greeted with a mix of enthusiasm and skepticism. As Israeli surgeons struggle to get the requisite experience, the question remains: should you have robotic surgery in Israel?
In 2009, two years after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, former prime minister Ehud Olmert announced he would undergo surgery to remove the tumor in the United States, with the aid of a da Vinci robot. His announcement introduced the public to the four-armed technological wonder used to perform complicated surgery in place of a human surgeon.