Surgical precision and painted pumpkins

October 24, 2011 Swedish Blogger

Forget 'will it blend' - you should be asking, can my robot paint a pumpkin? (It can!)


Dr. Kristen Austin, OB/GYN (obstetrics and gynecology) physician at Swedish/Issaquah paints a Jack-O-Lantern on a miniature pumpkin using the da Vinci robot to demonstrate how this device gives surgeons greater surgical precision and dexterity over existing approaches.

If you've been wondering what the setup looks like in the OR, here are a few behind the scenes photo from our video shoot:

Dr. Austin in action

 

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