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Surgical robot helping doctors at NHRMC

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As technology continues to advance, the quality of health care improves. At New Hanover Regional Medical Center, doctors are now getting some very high-tech help from a new surgical robot during complex surgeries. New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the only hospital in our five county viewing area to have one of these million dollar new da Vinci Surgical System Robots. Eight doctors are trained to use the robot, and in the two months since it's been at NHRMC they've performed 15 prostate and gynecological surgeries. The surgeons sit at the consol and use controls to maneuver four robotic arms. They view the surgery through a three dimensional magnified screen, which makes the surgery more precise. New Hanover Regional plans on performing cardiac surgeries with the robot in the future.

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Interesting Company

If you want to see a wild ride, look at this companies stock (ISRG - Intuitive Surgical). Great business model...just like Gillette....you buy the machine, and then must buy continual replacement devices for each use. Debt free company. Glad to see ILM get such a tool !!!

Surgical robot helping doctors at NHRMC

This is awsome news for the community !

Robotic Surgery

I have personally had Robotically Assisted Mitral Valve Repair at Pitt Memorial Hospital, performed by Dr. Chitwood. It was totally amazing and I am glad to see that the Rpbot has come to Wilmington. My recovery was cut in half with minimal scarring. Welcome Da Vinci.