USF is one of two centers nationwide to use a high-tech robotic-assisted system to train doctors and surgical students on the latest minimally-invasive surgical procedures. This week's University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you to the unveiling of the da Vinci Surgical System and shows you how it's improving both physicians' skill and patient care.
As USF Health debuts its new four million dollar da Vinci Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, this week's University Beat on WUSF-FM shows you the human side of high-tech surgery as we introduce you to a patient whose remarkable recovery may one day be the rule and not the exception.
Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio & Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe talk about how the da Vinci Center and USF will help the Tampa Bay area.
Dr. Cheryl Jordan talks about the recovery process that followed her da Vinci-assisted hysterectomy.
Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy, USF Health's Assoc. Dean of Medical Simulation & Academic Enrichment, says while the da Vinci system offers surgeons a great deal of control, it's only the latest step in the evolution of robot-assisted surgery.
Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of USF Health and Dean of the College of Medicine, speaks at the former opening of the da Vinci Center for Computer Assisted Surgery.
Nikki LeClair, BS CME Coordinator, USF Health Continuing Professional Development
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.