Robots are revolutionizing operating rooms, and local students were introduced to advanced technology in the Adventist Health Simi Valley this week.
On April 5, a team of surgeons demonstrated the hospital’s fleet of surgical robots, which are used to perform a variety of minimally invasive surgeries.
For young people who want to pursue a career in medicine, the exhibition provided an interesting insight into the high technological achievements in this field.
“These are students who want to enter the medical field and have been invited to see what the future of healthcare looks like,” said Adventist Health spokeswoman Alicia Gonzalez. “The kids were very curious. It was practical and they actually learned how these robotic machines work to save people.
“It was a powerful experience to see them actually learn from our experts, specialists and doctors who do it for a living.”
In 2021, surgeons from Simi Valley Hospital performed 599 robotic operations. The technology helps physicians treat complex cases with more precision and allow for easier recovery.
It is mainly used for patients who need urological, orthopedic or bariatric procedures.
“This is the best type of surgery where most patients can enter and leave on the same day,” Gonzalez said.