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Not Your Grandpa’s OR: High-Tech Takeover

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Boca Raton Regional Hospital
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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Operating rooms are now being fitted with high-tech equipment, such as robotics and in-suite radiology, that reduce the time needed for surgery, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. That not only cuts costs, but should lower patients’ risk by reducing time under anesthesia and the chance of infection. 

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