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Surgical robot unveiled in Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has given the public a look at a new surgery robotic system.

The machine is called the "Da Vinci." It allows doctors to perform surgery without major incisions.

The Oxford Eagle reports that Da Vinci has four arms, including one with a camera attached. With the device, surgeons can make four small incisions and insert the arms into the incisions to perform their work.

At a ceremony last week, guests were invited to try the new $1.4 million system on plastic molds.

Da Vinci was purchased last fall. A team of Oxford gynecologists, headed up by Dr. William Henderson, has used the system in close to 50 procedures since November. Eventually it will be used for bladder, prostate, heart and kidney surgeries.

Information from: Oxford Eagle.

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