New Robot Assists Surgeons at Medical Center Hospital

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Surgeons at Medical Center Hospital have a new assistant in the operating room and it's not of the human kind.

The robot helps surgeons perform a variety of procedures, including cardiovascular procedures.

The operations are less invasive than regular surgery and patients recover faster and spend less time in the hospital.

"I think it's gonna offer our patients in the community a big advantage in terms of faster recovery, less blood loss, less risk of infection and it's gonna allow us to do more complicated procedures that weren't possible with traditional methods," Private Practitioner, Dr. John Molland, said.

The robot even allows for a second surgeon to provide assistance in the operating room.