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Da Vinci robotic platform

A robotic surgery system that magnifies the surgical area up to 10 times what the human eye can see. This helps the surgeon to see more clearly. It also allows the surgeon to control tiny, precise tools to perform the surgery with a greater range of motion than a human hand.

Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)

A screening procedure for prostate cancer in which the doctor inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum to feel the size and shape of the prostate.