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Guests were allowed to use Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s new da Vinci robotic surgery system to put tiny rings on tiny pointy towers, showing the intricate maneuverability of the machine.

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Guests were allowed to use Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s new da Vinci robotic surgery system to put tiny rings on tiny pointy towers, showing the intricate maneuverability of the machine.



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Dr. Marc McAllister, a urologist, poses with the new da Vinci robotic surgery system. He’d been doing surgeries in Portland at a hospital there with a da Vinci. Now that Mid-Columbia Medical Center has a da Vinci, he can help patients locally.

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At a recent public viewing of Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s new da Vinci Xi robotic surgery system, hospital CEO Dennis Knox sat at the controls and maneuvered the robotic arms of the da Vinci in a simulated environment. He said he got pretty good at it.

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