Dr. Sami Kilic’s research focuses on whether skills used by young video game enthusiasts can be used to teach surgeons-in-training for robotic laparoscopic surgery. “Bottom line, we are trying to minimize the surgical impacts on the female’s health,” Kilic explained. He is concerned that women, who make less money than men, do not get the full benefits of today’s medical advances. “When you make less money, your health insurance is going to provide less coverage,” he said. “Right now, over 96 percent of prostatectomies are done robotically in this country, but only 20 percent of hysterectomies are done robotically, or laproscropically — minimally invasively.”