Faculty and staff are invited to swing by the lobby at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 13, to check out the da Vinci® robot from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Employees can see the robot in action and try their hand at the controls.

WVU Medicine leads the region in minimally-invasive robotic surgery. The state-of-the-art da Vinci® robot, guided remotely by the surgeon’s hands, allow major surgery to occur through tiny incisions with pinpoint accuracy. Surgeons can perform deep-tissue procedures with minimal trauma because there is no large, open incision.

Other benefits of robotic-assisted surgery include: reduced pain and blood loss, shorter recovery time, shorter hospital stays, reduced scarring, reduced risk of infection, and faster return to daily activities. Learn more.