Students Get Up-Close Look at Surgical Robots at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
Dozens of middle and high school
students recently got an up close look at two of the surgical robots used at Memorial Hermann
Memorial City Medical Center.
“Science, technology, engineering and
mathematics, or STEM, careers are intricately connected with the medical field.
While a student may not be interested in becoming a physician or other health care
provider, there are so many other opportunities to help advance the medical
field. We hope giving students hands-on access to some of the latest technology
implemented at the hospital will spark a life-long interest in a STEM career,” said
Paul O’Sullivan, Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Memorial City.
Affiliated physicians Adam Freedhand,
StaAna, M.D., and Cameron Ruttman,
explained the latest developments in robotic technology and students received
hands-on experience with Memorial Hermann Memorial City’s newest robot, the da
Vinci Xi, as well as the Mako surgical robot. The da Vinci Xi surgical system is
used in a variety of settings, including colon and rectal surgery,
gynecological surgery, urologic surgery, bariatric surgery, as well as general
surgery. The Mako robot provides a robotic-arm assist during joint replacement
Attendees included students from
Memorial High School, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, St. Agnes Academy, and
Westchester Academy Middle and High Schools.
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical
Center utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and
technology in a variety of fields, including minimally invasive and robotic
procedures. With more than 1,100 affiliated medical staff physicians,
1,800 employees and 444 licensed hospital beds, Memorial Hermann Memorial City
is repeatedly ranked in the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals, winning multiple
awards for patient safety and exemplary clinical quality.