SEATTLE, July 31, 2009 -- Swedish's Robotic-Assisted Surgery program was featured today on Seattle's FOX Television affiliate, KCPQ, during their morning newscast.
The story, which was four-minutes in length and broadcast live from KCPQ's studio, featured an interview with and demonstration from urologic surgeon Jim Porter, M.D., who is medical director of Swedish's Robotic-Assisted Surgery program.
The interview and demonstration focused on the da Vinci Surgical System, its various uses and benefits. Physicians at Swedish who perform these robotic-assited surgeries are currently using one of two brand-new da Vinci Si Surgical Systems -- featuring enhanced high-definition 3D vision for superior clinical capability -- to help them perform minimally invasive prostate, gynecologic, kidney and thoracic cases.
To watch this story on the KCPQ TV Web site, click here.
Swedish-affiliated physicians who currently use this technology at Swedish/First Hill include:
James Porter, M.D.