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that make them more efficient and more effective providers. Off on the sidelines stand the naysayers, paralyzed by skep- ticism and already complain- ing of the added cost. "The way we're operating now is good enough," they say. If your facility has the means and the infrastructure to invest in new technology, I highly recommend you do so — for the sake of patients. We should strive to do our best today, but keep our eyes open wide for what's coming next, so we can continue to evolve and provide superior care. In surgery, if we're still doing what we did five years ago, then we're missing something. Strive to be the early adopters. Facilities that embrace revolutionary technology will remain on the cutting-edge of care. OSM Dr. Kaouk (kaoukj@ccf.org) is a professor of surgery and director of the Center for Robotic and Image Guided Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. A P R I L 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 7 In surgery, if we're still doing what we did five years ago, we're missing something.

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