Neville High School junior April Berry plans to pursue a career in nursing and Thursday she got hands-on experience with Monroe Surgical Hospital’s new robotic surgery system called the da Vinci Si.
Biology teacher Angela Harrison was instrumental in getting the hospital to showcase the new robotic surgery system at the school.
“I thought it was a pretty cool hands-on activity and very educational. They come up with new devices every day and now they have a robot, so what are they going to have in the near future when I finally become a nurse?” Berry said.
Some of the system's features include enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field with up to 10-times magnification, superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy, surgical dexterity and precision greater than the human hand, updated and simplified user interface and new ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort.
See The News-Star’s print edition Friday for more on this story.