From East Texas Medical Center:
TYLER, TX - ETMC will offer a free KnowledgeFirst Forum on women's health issues and the use of the robot in women's gynecological surgeries with Dr. Jennifer Newton and Dr. Sheila Layne with Four Seasons Women's Health on Wednesday, April 2, at noon in the ETMC Pavilion in Tyler.
The da Vinci Si Surgical System allows surgeons to perform procedures through just a few tiny incisions, which can make healing easier. The surgeon controls the da Vinci system. Although it is often called a "robot," the da Vinci cannot be programmed or make decisions. It simply replicates the surgeon's movements.