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By Hannah Romero

"Amazing technology:" Hospital celebrates new da Vinci robot


August 17, 2023

Photo courtesy of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County

Visitors to the hospital could see the new da Vinci robotic system in person during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new machine that occurred in June.

It may sound strange - a robot to help with surgeries. 

And certainly, the da Vinci robotic system itself looks intimidating. Standing taller than a human with its white boom and four robotic arms with instruments attached, it may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie. 

"It's a little bit scary looking," Dr. Brianne Crofts admitted, but she added that "at the end of the day, it's not scary."

Even apart from its looks, the thought of a robot performing surgeries may be what comes to people's minds when they hear about the da Vinci machine, which can raise questions and concerns.

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