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January 29, 2013

Robot showcase

ENH-Lockport shows off da Vinci Surgical System

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Surgeons go through a training period of about two weeks. Every operator on a da Vinci system goes through the same learning path, which includes observation, a test drive with the robot and an extensive online study. Then surgeons try the machine out using live tissue from pigs.

“It’s a very steep learning curve,” said Dr. Brian Rambarran.

Procedures have gone well so far in Lockport, Madejski said. And it seems patients are actually excited about the da Vinci, Rambarran said, once they understand how the system works.

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