This is robot-assisted surgery — and some say it’s the future of surgery. Miriam Hospital is the first hospital in the state to acquire the robot, called the da Vinci Surgical System, which makes it easier to operate in the tighter corners of the human body.
I helped to train the first group of urologists from Rhode Island a few months ago and I am happy to see that their program is off to a success. Over 70 cases is an excellent start for the state’s first robotic program.
I belive the remaining states without a robot are New Mexico, Vermont, Montana, and Wyoming.
I think that Montana will be the next state to add a robot.
My friend, Dr. Russell thinks that Wyoming will be last. My guess is for Vermont to be last.