Students from W.B. Ray High School and Foy H. Moody High School met at Corpus Christi Medical Center (CCMC) Bay Area for a robotic surgery simulation event. Robotic surgical systems have been in use at CCMC for more than a decade for a variety of surgeries ranging from gynecological procedures to hernia repairs.

At the event, students learned about the role of robotic technology and minimally invasive surgery. From a console, students maneuvered the robot’s multiple arms to learn about robotic-assisted surgery. They also met with surgeons and nurses, asking questions about schooling and the robot’s capabilities. The highlight of the afternoon was simulations with the robot that measured students’ completion time as well as their economy of motion. Over half of the students scored above 75% success.

As a leading provider of robotic-assisted surgery services in the Coastal Bend region, CCMC employs five robotic systems located on the Bay Area and Doctors Regional campuses. These cutting-edge surgical systems are used by surgeons for abdominal, bariatric, colorectal, gynecological, urology, surgery and neck procedures.

Robotic surgical systems give surgeons an advanced set of instruments to use in performing robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Patients tend to have smaller incisions, less surgical pain and a quicker recovery with shorter hospital stays. Get more information about surgical services at CCMC.