JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Capital Region Medial Center will host an open house and question and answer session to introduce the newest member of its surgical team, the da Vinci Xi Robotic surgical system. Representatives from Intuitive, the manufacturer of the Xi system, and general surgeon, Carl Doerhoff, M.D. will be on hand to discuss the benefits of robotic surgery.
During the event, attendees will get a chance to sit in the surgeon’s seat and test drive the robot. A simulation device will challenge your skills as you get a hands on experience with the latest in robotic surgery technology.
Children 13 and under will have the opportunity enter a contest to name the robot.
WHAT: da Vinci Open House – Robotic Surgery Test Drives, Naming Contest
DATE: Tuesday, April 18
TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (event to kick off with a Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at 4:00 p.m.)
PLACE: Capital Region Medical Center
1125 Madison Street
Tunnell/Wherritt Community Conference Center
About da Vinci Robotic Surgery
The da Vinci Xi Surgical System is the most advanced da Vinci surgical system to date and can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures. It has been optimized for surgery in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.
The da Vinci Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced robotic, computer and optical technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation. It does not act on its own and its movements are controlled by a highly trained, experienced surgeon. The da Vinci Surgical System has a 3D High Definition (3D-HD) vision system, special instruments and computer software that allow the surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. The 3D-HD image is highly magnified, so the surgeon has a close-up view of the area she or he is operating on. The da Vinci instruments have mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist – allowing the surgeon to make small, precise movements inside the body.
da Vinci Surgery is considered “minimally invasive surgery,” much like laparoscopic surgery but with enhanced operative capabilities.
About Capital Region Medical Center
Capital Region Medical Center, located in Jefferson City, Mo. is an affiliate hospital of University of Missouri Health Care, and encompasses a full service hospital, a comprehensive cancer program at Goldschmidt Cancer Center and an expansive clinic system covering eight counties. Within the hospital, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center is one of the few accredited hospital-based rehabilitation centers in the state. From prenatal and obstetric care to orthopaedic and cardiovascular services, Capital Region provides innovative health care, advancing its mission to improve the health and wellness of the people and communities it serves. For more information, visit www.crmc.org.