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View in Spanish: Cirugía robótica transoral

Transoral robotic surgery (TRANZ-or-ul roh-BAH-tik SER-juh-ree)
Surgery in which a robot with arms is used to remove cancer from hard-to-reach areas of the mouth and throat. Cameras attached to the robot give a 3-dimensional (3D) image that a surgeon can see. The surgeon guides tools at the ends of the robot arms to remove the cancer. Also called TORS.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.