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Doctor named new medical director for St. John’s robotic surgery
Camarillo Acorn

The newest innovations in laparoscopic surgery—otherwise known as minimally invasive surgery—allow doctors to perform a growing number of procedures that are safer and require shorter recovery times for patients than traditional surgeries.

The da Vinci Si Surgical System, made by Northern California-based Intuitive Surgical, is equipped with a threedimensional endoscope and three arms that can be fitted with various surgical instruments to execute delicate movements that the human hand cannot.