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Unity Hospital introduces new surgery robot

FRIDLEY, Minn. 06/23/2014

Community members stopped by Unity Hospital to test drive a robot, the da Vinci® Surgical System, at an open house June 17.

Surgeons who routinely use the da Vinci were available to discuss its capabilities and what they mean for physicians and patients, including their ability to perform minimally invasive surgeries, many of which would be difficult to perform laparoscopically. They said patients who undergo robotic-assisted surgery experience less pain and have shorter recoveries.

Surgeon talks about how the robot worksThe da Vinci's cutting-edge technology uses 3D visualization to give the surgeon better depth perception, along with a variety of wristed instruments that allow for precise movement, dexterity and control, viewed in real time.

Community support through the Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation made purchasing the Unity da Vinci possible. More information about robotic-assisted surgery, and the physicians who use utilize the da Vinci, can be found at allinahealth.org/unity.

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