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The principal surgeon in robotically-assisted surgery (telesurgery), i.e., the one who operates the controls. This surgeon operates from a distant site, does not need to scrub before the procedure, but does require a surgical assistant in the operating room to help with patient or robotic adjustments.Synonym: remote surgeon
See also: surgeon
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