March 2009

Basketball Fans Get Close-up Look at daVinci Surgical Robot


Lexington, KY

Physicians and experts from Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY, and a da Vinci surgical robot were on site at the Rupp Arena before a University of Kentucky basketball game on February 21. Attendees were able to talk with physicians and operate the controls of a da Vinci demonstration unit. The robot makes it possible for surgeons to perform complex procedures without large incisions. Saint Joseph has performed more da Vinci robotic surgeries than any other hospital in Lexington. For more information, contact Jeff Murphy of Saint Joseph at jmurphy@sjhlex.org.