Minute Insight: J&J Monarch Robot Removes Kidney Stone With Mini-PCNL Procedure
The company is sponsoring the first clinical study of robotically assisted electromagnetic-guided percutaneous access and mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy – kidney stone removal – with the Monarch robotic-assisted platform for urology.
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