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Taiwanese Doctors Learn Da Vinci Surgery in Reno

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Taiwanese doctors visited Renown Regional Medical Center Tuesday to learn how to hone their skills with Da Vinci robotic surgery.

The Da Vinci system lets surgeons operate on a patient by using small incisions and robotic arms to manipulate tissue inside the patient's body.

Today they learned how to complete a hysterectomy.

The doctors from Taiwan say learning in person helps them get an in-depth look at the entire surgery process.

"What they do before the procedures, what they do after the procedures - the entire rundown and then in the or what nurses do what the whole team does, so it's pretty much the whole package," says Unison Surgical sales manager Robert Lee.

Over the last few years, doctors at Renown have performed hundreds of hysterectomies using the Da Vinci system under the guidance of Dr. Peter Lim.

He is one of the top robotic surgeons in the nation.

Written by Michael Wolfe

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