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.
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.
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