Largo, FL - Largo Medical Center brings the operating room to curious teen-agers at Largo High School. On September 30th, one of the hospital's General & Bariatric Surgeons, Tiffani Jessee-Wylie, DO, performed mock surgical robotic demonstrations with more than 200 students in the school cafeteria.
"These demonstrations will do so much for these students," said Dr. Jessee-Wylie. "Getting to learn and work with the demo robot will get students asking lots of questions, possibly thinking about a future in medicine and it seems to get them much more concerned about their overall health and well-being."
Some of The benefits of robotic surgery include:
- smaller incisions
- fewer incisions
- greater surgical dexterity
- better surgical control over the instruments
- quicker recovery times
"The children of today are like sponges when it comes to learning about advances in technology like the surgical robot," said Anthony Degina, CEO, Largo Medical Center. "And as an academic medical center, we teach our doctors in training and future nurses but feel very strongly about educating our children about the services we provide."
Largo Medical Center is at the forefront of robotic technology in Pinellas County having been the first to have a surgeon perform a:
- robotic adjustable gastric band
- robotic single incision adjustable gastric band
- robotic sleeve gastrectomy .