Regional Medical Center in Manchester is excited to welcome “Ursula” to their surgery team.
Ursula is the hospital’s new robotic surgery system. RMC says because of the impact and relationship between the robot and surgical staff, it seemed appropriate to give their robot a name.
Robotic surgery is nothing new to RMC – they have been utilizing this technology since 2013. However, with technology always evolving it was time to invest in a new system. Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive approach – which means their surgeons work through small cuts in the skin about the size of your fingertip. Through these smaller openings, their surgeons use a camera and long, thin instruments that can move like a human wrist. It means quicker recovery times and return to daily life activities.
RMC provides robotic surgery for general and gynecology surgeries such as gallbladders, hernias, hysterectomies and possible colon re-sections.
Over two million dollars was invested to add Ursula to the RMC team. Donations to help offset the cost are welcome. You can give online at regmedct.org/donate or mail your gift to ATTN Donations, Regional Medical Center, PO Box 359, Manchester, IA 52057.
photo courtesy of Regional Medical Center