Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center Monday hosted an open house for its employees.
The hospital wanted to demonstrate its da Vinci Surgical System, which allows surgeons to have the benefit of a magnifying camera as they use robotics to manipulate small surgical tools.
Among other things, it helps patients by reducing the time it takes to heal.
"This is a new service that we're providing for the patients of our hospital. It is a tremendous technology. It provides minimally-invasive surgical technology for patients. And the patients will realize tremendous benefit," said vice-president John Anderson.
The da Vinci Surgical System is commonly used for gynecological and prostate surgeries, as well as cardiac valve repair. The incisions can be as small as one to two centimeters.