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A World First in Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Promises a More Cost-Effective, Patiently Friendly Future
Date:2/2/2009

There's a new girl in town and she made her American debut at the side of internationally known laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Richard Rosenfield. ViKY, as she is affectionately known, is a revolutionary, lightweight robot developed by EndoControl, headquartered in France. With ViKY at his side, Dr. Rosenfield made history by performing the first documented solo, laparoscopic hysterectomy in the world. Significantly, the entire procedure was performed in an outpatient facility, Pearl Women's Center.

Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 1, 2009 -- There's a new girl in town and she made her American debut at the side of internationally known laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Richard Rosenfield. ViKY, as she is affectionately known, is a revolutionary, lightweight robot developed by EndoControl, headquartered in France. With ViKY at his side, Dr. Rosenfield made history by performing the first documented solo, laparoscopic hysterectomy in the world. Significantly, the entire procedure was performed in an outpatient facility, Pearl Women's Center.

Dr. Rosenfield is no stranger to robotic surgery. In 2005, he was the first gynecologic surgeon in the Pacific Northwest to use the DaVinci system, a much larger, more costly system in use at some hospitals. His well-known expertise in this area made him EndoControl's choice to be the first surgeon in the US to utilize ViKY.

Advances in technology have led to amazing new capabilities in medicine. Unfortunately, they have frequently added significant costs. These costs, in turn, have been a roadblock to widespread adoption of potentially lifesaving technology. ViKY bucks that trend through improved efficiencies, lightweight portability and comparatively low price point.

To date, robotic surgery devices have required additional
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