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Golf Fans Can Test Drive Surgery Robot at LPGA Tourney
Date:3/16/2011

PHOENIX, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Golf fans can take a hands-on test drive of the daVinci surgical robot from Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital this Saturday during Scottsdale Healthcare Day at the RR Donnelly LPGA Founders Cup at Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix.

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Leading surgeons from greater Phoenix will be on hand to answer questions about the daVinci robot and minimally invasive surgery at Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, located near Desert Ridge.

Drs. JulieAnn Heathcott, Andrew Kassir and Mike Janicek will be on hand between 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. to talk about the northeast valley hospital's newest medical technology including urologic and gynecologic surgery with the robot.

Information about the newest surgical robot to hit the Valley, the Mako RIO system for partial knee replacements, will also be on display with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stephan Tarlow answering questions.

Scottsdale Healthcare is the official medical sponsor of the RR Donnelly LPGA Founders Cup.

LPGA players Wendy Ward, Cindy LaCrosse and Tiffany Joh toured Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital on Tuesday, meeting orthopedic patients and taking turns on the daVinci robot in the operating room.

"Our patients really enjoyed the player visits and I think the players had fun, too, especially going into the operating room to try our daVinci robot," said Jean Knoedler, hospital administrator. "Desert Ridge is close to Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital so Wendy, Tiffany and C
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