2017-11-12 / Marketplace

Robotic surgical equipment now at McLaren Lapeer Region



Chris Candela, president and CEO of McLaren Lapeer Region, greets the public at their community open house to introduce the state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System, which gives patients a far less invasive option for general surgery. 
Photos by Alex Petrie Chris Candela, president and CEO of McLaren Lapeer Region, greets the public at their community open house to introduce the state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System, which gives patients a far less invasive option for general surgery. Photos by Alex Petrie

(Left) Dustin Dalessandro, 15, a member of the Lapeer Robotics Strike Zone Team No. 5460, tests out the da Vinci Surgical System along with his teammates. The robot allows users to operate from the robotic console, controlling the instruments and the procedure at all times. These are important factors that may improve surgical outcomes and get patients back to their life with less pain and shorter recovery time. (Left) Dustin Dalessandro, 15, a member of the Lapeer Robotics Strike Zone Team No. 5460, tests out the da Vinci Surgical System along with his teammates. The robot allows users to operate from the robotic console, controlling the instruments and the procedure at all times. These are important factors that may improve surgical outcomes and get patients back to their life with less pain and shorter recovery time.

(Right) Jason Tillman, a clinical sales representative from Intuitive Surgical, Inc, provided a demonstration of how the da Vinci Surgical System works. The high-tech machine was will soon be implemented in a number of different surgical procedures, including gynecological and urological surgeries, as well as procedures like appendectomies and hernias. (Right) Jason Tillman, a clinical sales representative from Intuitive Surgical, Inc, provided a demonstration of how the da Vinci Surgical System works. The high-tech machine was will soon be implemented in a number of different surgical procedures, including gynecological and urological surgeries, as well as procedures like appendectomies and hernias.

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