Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Da Vinci Surgical System

  • Leonardo’s heart

    Larry ZaroffPalo Alto, California, United States The surgeon comes to the operating room at seven a.m. for her eight o’clock mitral valve repair. A warm-up. Before any heart operation she always checks the elephants in the room. At that early hour, alone with her elephants, she feels closely connected to them, her better hands. An…