Doctors are seeing an upward trend in head and neck cancers related to human papillomavirus (HPV). A reconfigured robotic-assist device will make it possible to treat more of these patients with surgery. Dr.
John Meehan, a pioneer in pediatric robotic surgery, is used to speaking at medical conferences. But when he traveled to Russia in August for a meeting of pediatric surgeons, he was thrust into an unfamiliar spotlight.