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Students Participate in Robotics Demonstration

March 29, 2019

At Wheeling Hospital Thursday, students from six area high schools had the opportunity to sit in the “driver’s seat” of simulated robotic-assisted surgery. The hospital, which now has three da Vinci Robotic Surgery Systems, allowed the students to experience the technology from the surgeon’s perspective. Students from Wheeling Park, River, Wheeling Central, Martins Ferry, John Marshall and Buckeye Local operated a robot by manipulating its arms and hands. Robotic-assisted surgery enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery with more precision. It typically includes less blood loss, less pain, smaller incision and a shorter hospital stay. The surgeon is in complete control of the robot during the entire procedure. Robotic Coordinator Shay Anderson, RN, instructs Luke Phillips, a senior at Wheeling Park, while operating the robotic system.

At Wheeling Hospital Thursday, students from six area high schools had the opportunity to sit in the “driver’s seat” of simulated robotic-assisted surgery. The hospital, which now has three da Vinci Robotic Surgery Systems, allowed the students to experience the technology from the surgeon’s perspective. Students from Wheeling Park, River, Wheeling Central, Martins Ferry, John Marshall and Buckeye Local operated a robot by manipulating its arms and hands. Robotic-assisted surgery enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery with more precision. It typically includes less blood loss, less pain, smaller incision and a shorter hospital stay. The surgeon is in complete control of the robot during the entire procedure. Robotic Coordinator Shay Anderson, RN, instructs Luke Phillips, a senior at Wheeling Park, while operating the robotic system.