Pella Chronicle


October 14, 2011

Pella Regional puts you in charge of the Surgical Robot

Pella — The statistics are concerning. One in three women in the United States will have a hysterectomy before she turns 60. More than 500,000 people will have their gall bladder removed next year. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetimes.

These are medical issues that might lead to surgery. In today’s hospital, a variety of surgical options are available. While you might not need surgery today, you do have an opportunity to view and test the latest in surgical technology at Central College on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 4-6 p.m. Pella Regional Health Center is hosting this free event at Central and providing a da Vinci mobile surgical skills simulator robot for visitors to test. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Pella Regional Health Center is one of the few rural hospitals in Iowa to offer this state-of-the-art surgical technology. People have traveled to metropolitan hospitals for this type of surgical procedure.

Be part of an interactive demonstration where you are behind the controls, learning for yourself why daVinci Surgery is the fastest growing form of minimally invasive surgery.

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