LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — UAMS has a new tool to make minimally invasive surgeries better for the patients.
Specifically a piece of equipment that can benefit colon cancer patients.
It is designed to give surgical residents a head start with surgical techniques.
“An exact replica of what we use in the operating room. The free-standing DaVinci robotics simulator allows the student to practice a number of surgeries including colon cancer removal, and it’s very life-like,” Dr. Conan Mustain, UAMS, said “As you see on the left side of the screen — video of an actual colon cancer surgery — compared to the simulator on the right,”
UAMS has been doing minimally invasive and robotic surgeries for more than 20 years.
They are also sponsoring Donna Terrell’s Yoga Warriors a free community-wide event to raise money for survivors of all cancers.
Saturday, June 19 meet at MacArthur park pavilion from 10 a.m. till 11:30.
There will be raffles, door prizes and yoga mats and other yoga related items for sale.
Anyone is welcome to join.