Monday, June 30, 2008

Check out the news stories from last weekend about the newest daVinci robot at Community General Hospital.

The surgical robot, such as the one acquired by Community, was on display for two days last week at the Carousel Center, where Dr. Po Lam talked about the importance of the new technology. Dr. Lam, a member of Associated Medical Professional of CNY, PLLC, is a board-certified urologist who is fellowship-trained in endourology, laparoscopic...and robotic surgery.

Explaining the advantages of robot-assisted surgery, Dr. Lam said

Our wrists can only rotate so much… (because) our anatomy – our elbows and our shoulders and our wrists – is limited. The robot can spin around…and has more dexterity and precision than the human hands. In some ways the robot is better than a human…
To see the daVinci demonstration and hear Dr. Lam, click on the links to Community General unveils daVinci robot and High tech robot performs surgeries.

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