June 21, 2013 12:01 pm

Remote controlled robot performs surgery on Sutter

Darryl Sutter is on the mend after undergoing hernia surgery that was performed earlier this week by a robot controlled remotely by Dr. Daniel Marcus at Marina Del Rey Hospital.

From CBSLA.com:

The procedure, which uses a da Vinci robot, is an 11-year-old technology made available by Intuitive Surgical.

Though Sutter experienced pain and discomfort during the 2012-13 season, he is ready to prepare for the 2013-14 season pain-free.

“Being a former player I’ve had lots of different orthopedic surgeries done, and I wish that I could’ve had some of those done to me this way,” Sutter said.

For another perspective on the procedure, The Royal Half thankfully has us all covered.

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