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TAMC head, neck docs use robot to increase patients' quality of life

Lt. Col. Joseph Sniezek, chief, Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, explains how to operate the controls of the da Vinci Surgical System. The surgeon sits at the console and looks through two eye holes at a 3-D image of the procedure, meanwhile maneuvering the arms with two foot pedals and two hand controllers. (Photo by Stephanie Bryant)

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Taken on January 23, 2012