Getting Hands On With Surgical Robot

More than 100 people from all over the state came for an educational surgical workshop.

Surgical technicians, surgical assistants and students gathered for an opportunity to get some hands-on experience in the hospital.

The daylong event allows participants to better understand the medical field.

It also gives them a chance to explore some robotic technology, like the Da Vinci Surgical system.

“I’m really excited most for not only my peers who work in my career field, but also for the students who are getting this opportunity to see different technology,” says Essentia surgical technician Leslie Heitkamp.
Essentia Health currently only has one Da Vinci robot but is looking to purchase another intuitive surgical robot in the near future.