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
The 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.