Wadley to Display and Demonstrate ‘da Vinci Robotic Surgical System’ to Public


Technology in the medical field is rapidly changing and that is most evident in the field of robotic surgery. Wadley Regional Medical Center will have the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System set up for display and demonstration to the public in the main lobby of the hospital on Tuesday September 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m..

Wadley Press Release:

Wadley Regional Medical Center brought robotic surgery to Texarkana in 2009 and continues to expand the use of this innovative technology to many types of surgery. Minimally Invasive Surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System allows surgeons to operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand while having 100% control at all times. As a result, the surgeon is able to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.

So if you have wondered what the robot looks like or how it is used in surgery, you can see it first-hand at Wadley next Tuesday.  The actual da Vinci robotic system will be in the main lobby and participants will be able to sit at the console where the surgeon sits and see and feel what the surgeon does.

The Wadley Robotic Surgical team will be on hand to answer questions as well as the surgeons who have been specially trained to use this hi-tech system.  The da Vinci System represents the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is used for the following surgeries at Wadley.

  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Urologic Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Schools have blocked times to bring students, but the community is welcome anytime.   High School or College Students who attend the event will have their names placed in a drawing for a chance to observe an actual surgery.


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