RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Technology is the ally of many health professionals to improve efficiency in patient treatment and reduce costs. Robotic surgery, launched in the year 2000, is growing increasingly in Brazil, which has 75 pieces of equipment spread throughout all regions. The country ranks ninth in the world in installed capacity.
Despite having a high installation cost - US$3 million (about R$16 million) - the investment pays off, especially in prostate cancer surgeries. Doctor Renato Almeida Rosa de Oliveira, surgeon at the Instituto de Urologia, Oncologia e Cirurgia Robótica (IUCR) and at the Uro-Oncology department of . . .