Surgical Precision, à la Robot

SSDS sixth graders tested innovative robotic equipment at Englewood Hospital Medical Center by manipulating mechanical arms to retrieve candy as a stand-in to demonstrate how surgeons use the minimally invasive surgical tool to treat cancer. The DaVinci Surgical System showed students how the robot’s 3D lenses and remote control mimic hands to manipulate, move, and remove tissue from soft tissue. “It’s a great opportunity to expose the kids to things that we do and excite them,” said Dr. Anna Serur, Schechter parent and Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the hospital. The field trip integrates well with the implementation of the International Baccalaureate curriculum in the Middle School, which focuses on solving real-world problems through design thinking. View a video about their visit:

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