Robots rule at Swedish event

Residents could test out clinical robotic surgical systems

Posted 9/16/19

Residents could step into the shoes of a surgeon at Swedish Medical Center's Night of the Robots. The free event, held at the Englewood hospital on Sept. 12, gave guests an opportunity to use and …

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Robots rule at Swedish event

Residents could test out clinical robotic surgical systems

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Residents could step into the shoes of a surgeon at Swedish Medical Center's Night of the Robots.

The free event, held at the Englewood hospital on Sept. 12, gave guests an opportunity to use and learn about clinical robotic surgical systems. Attendees also had an opportunity to meet the surgeons who use the robotic systems.

Among the robots on display was the Rosa robot, a robot used for neurosurgeries, and the Mazor X Stealth Edition, a robot that is used to assist surgeons with spinal surgery. The da Vinci Xi Surgical System was also on display, a robot used for surgeries like prostate removal and bladder surgery.

Swedish uses robotic technology for cardiovascular, general and specialized foregut, gynecology and gynecologic oncology, head and neck, spine and urologic procedures.

According to Swedish, patients who undergo robotic surgery had a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less blood loss and transfusions during surgery, less risk of infection, less scarring and quicker recovery and return to normal activities.

Swedish Medical Center is home to about 2,000 employees and is Englewood's largest employer.

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