In the future, surgeons will rely on robots to perform advanced surgeries. In fact, autonomous robots could replace surgeons completely. We are not there yet, but an autonomous robot has successfully operated on soft tissues for the first time. Such a robot can be used to perform surgeries on the appendix and gall bladder.
The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot has a 3D camera and can see near-infrared wavelengths to find its target. For now, these robots will need human supervision.