“Test Drive” Robot Before Upcoming UK Men’s Basketball Game, Used to Perform Minimally Invasive Surgery - Archived


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“Test Drive” Robot Before Upcoming UK Men’s Basketball Game,
Used to Perform Minimally Invasive Surgery
Basketball fans can learn about the da Vinci Xi Robot first-hand

KentuckyOne Health is offering basketball fans the opportunity to put themselves into the shoes of surgeons, by allowing them to “test-drive” the da Vinci Xi Robot before an upcoming UK Men’s Basketball game. In the Lexington area, the robotic technology is offered at both Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East, and KentuckyOne Health wants to educate sports fans on this medical option.
 
The advanced robotic technology, used for minimally invasive surgery, allows surgeons to perform the most complex and delicate gynecological, urological and general surgery procedures through very small incisions. This allows for shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries and minimal scarring.
 
WHAT:
“Test-drive” da Vinci Robot before UK Men’s Basketball game
 
WHEN:
Saturday, December 3
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Lexington Center Food Court
Ground Floor (below Rupp Arena entrance)
 
OPPORTUNITIES:
•      Interviews with KentuckyOne Health employees
•      Video of basketball fans operating the robot

MORE:
Giveaways will also be offered during this event, including the chance to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming UK Men’s Basketball game.

The da Vinci system has largely revolutionized minimally-invasive surgeries. Using a console, surgeons control in real-time the equipment being used on the patient, offering surgeons precision and vision far beyond what’s offered by the human body alone. The da Vinci system is named for the artist also known for having created the first robot.
 

Publish Date: 

Thursday, December 01, 2016