Schuylkill Health’s New Da Vinci Robot Could Save Patients Money
Patients in the Schuylkill County area will be happier to know that their recovery times for surgery just got quicker and less painful. The Schuylkill Health center just bought a million-dollar robot that makes it easier for doctors to operate.
It’s a $1.6 million robot you won’t find anywhere else in town.
It’s called The Da Vinci. And while it works kind of like a video game, it performs like a miracle.
It works by the doctor looking into binoculars and controlling the surgery by maneuvering the robot from just a few feet away.
It’s a lot less invasive, so patients will have to spend less days in the hospital, which also means their hospital bills may also decrease. Not to mention, Schuylkill Health is the only hospital in the area with one of these bad boys.
Now, the robotic surgery machine doesn’t totally replace other more conventional ways of doing surgery, but it does give doctors and patients more options.
It’s called “da Vinci” partly because Leonardo da Vinci invented the first robot, but doctors here say they’re pretty sure he hasn’t seen anything like this.