MD, Ph.D. Professor and Chairman Department of Gastroenterological Surgery Graduate School of Medicine Yokohama City University
When I first saw archelis, I thought it's a robot. But its joints could move freely, so my feeling of hesitation completely disappeared. It was surprising that I could walk without any restrictions. I felt like I was extremely free. There is always a potential fear of falling backward in the semi-fixed condition. But, there's nothing like that for archelis. It is very stable. Our surgical operations sometimes last for 8-12 hours. In the case of archelis, we can mostly be in the sitting posture. So, I think the fatigue of standing for 12 hours and sitting for 12 hours is totally different.
MD, FACS Director Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Center Yotsuya Medical Cube
Absolutely easy!! Really. I used it when I was a surgical assistant and a scopist, and it was very stable.
I have lower back pain and always wear a corset during operations. But if I can sit down, the burden on my lower back becomes much less. I can be in a sitting posture, so the overall stability is significant.
And of course, I can walk, so I think it's an advantage that I can easily switch from an surgery assistant to a scopist.
MD, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Surgery School of Medicine, Toho University Omori Medical Center
For the first time I sat down, I felt like weightless and it was easy and comfortable. The doctor looking at me nearby said "You have a quite relaxing face like taking a bath". As I can come very close to the operating table, I can make a lot of fine adjustments and that makes it quite diffent from just sitting on the chair.