I understand the large pharmaceutical companies are now working in concert to build one of the new robotic da Vinci surgical machines. This type of surgery allows surgeons to operate through just a couple of small incisions. Also the small robotic arms can bend and rotate better than the human hand.
Your big pharma will be able to do their procedures with better vision, precision and control. This allows you to recover faster after your surgery.
The big pharma machine will only be used for excisions. This means the removal of something. For big pharma, they will be removing your billfold.
It will be done deftly and quickly and without any pain for the patient until of course they have to make a car or mortgage payment. Now that is what I call progress.