New surgical technology benefiting the future of health care

 Surgeon demonstrates new machine. (SOURCE: Kaylie Crowe KNOP-TV)-
Surgeon demonstrates new machine. (SOURCE: Kaylie Crowe KNOP-TV)- (KNOP)
Published: Jan. 23, 2020 at 8:02 PM CST
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Great Plains Hospital has new technology that will benefit surgeons as well as patients. Quicker and more efficient surgeries may be a reality at Great Plains Health very soon.

They have introduced the daVinci, a machine capable of giving surgeons more mobility.. and the 1688 4k Advanced Camera System giving surgeons a 3 dimmensional view of a procedure.

Jake Wiesen, a Medical Doctor says this will benefit the future of procedures.

"I just think - to me the biggest reason for starting to do the robot now is not for what it can do right now i just think the innovation there - i think 5-10 years from now the products that will come out it's just going to completely bypass laparoscopic and what we can do.," said Wiesen.

The daVinci costed 2.1 million and the camera system 3.2 million. They say these technologies allow for finer control and can prevent carpal tunnel and neck problems surgeons have had doing surgery. Surgeons say the 3 dimensional view of a procedure makes their work much easier.

Michael Simonson, a General Surgeon says the two different machines help in different ways.

"Some of the prototypes that we're seeing come onto the market are very exciting in terms of being able to do very minimally invasive surgeries and disrupt less tissue to do the surgery," said Simonson.

Currently surgeons are being trained to use these technologies. They plan to start using some of the robotic techniques in the operating room by February 6th.

Surgeons say this gives them great visibility and they look forward to where this new technology will bring them next

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