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Odessa Students Experiment with Medical Robots

On Tuesday, Odessa High Students were able to experiment with what doctors are calling “one of the most technologically advanced medical devices in the world.”
On Tuesday, Odessa High Students were able to experiment with what doctors are calling “one of the most technologically advanced medical devices in the world.”

Medical Center Hospital brought their daVinci Surgical System, a robot used for surgery, to the school and students were able to try it firsthand.

“Being able to experience this it makes me think like what surgery will be like in the future,” said Odessa High student, Eridian Navarrete.

Doctors from the hospital were at the school and gave students a short lesson on how the robots worked.

“I think in the future there is going to be a lot of technological advances about robotic surgery especially not only in medicine but also in engineering,” said Dr.Artun Aksade, general surgeon at Medical Center Hospital.

And after the lesson many students were taking a closer look at a future in medicine.

“It was really cool I was really surprised how small everything was in real life because on the screen it looks pretty large and it was pretty linear with the movement of your hands,” said student Nithin Shakamuri.

Doctors in Odessa are using this technology to treat cancers, hernias, ovaries, uterus, kidney, prostate and other parts of the body.

According to Dr. Aksade, this procedure is less invasive, causing less pain.

“Less pain, smaller incisions, faster recovery and patients go back into the regular life much faster,” Dr. Aksade said.

And the students were also able to notice the benefits.

“It showed me that you can use a machine to do things that most people wouldn't be able to do very easily,” Shakamuri said.

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