The Santiam Hospital & Clinics Foundation will be launching a series of informational seminars with our medical staff. The first one will highlight the newest technological advancement at our Hospital with Dr. Amanda Wagner. The da Vinci surgical system gives your surgeon an advanced set of instruments to use in performing robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. The term “robotic” often misleads people. Robots don’t perform surgery. Your surgeon performs surgery with da Vinci by using instruments that he or she guides via a console. The da Vinci system translates your surgeon’s hand movements at the console in real time, bending and rotating the instruments while performing the procedure. The tiny wristed instruments move like a human hand, but with a greater range of motion. The da Vinci vision system also delivers highly magnified, 3D high-definition views of the surgical area. The instrument size makes it possible for surgeons to operate through a few small incisions. Dr. Wagner has been using da Vinci since 2012 for benign gynecologic surgery and is excited to bring that experience to Santiam Hospital. Seating is limited so register for this free event here (see SHC.Foundation). Join us on Wednesday January 24th at 6pm in the Freres Auditorium to learn more!