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Community members test drive surgical robot at Sierra Vista

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A major Central Coast hospital has been turning to technology in the operating room.

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo held an event Wednesday allowing community members to get an inside look at how robotic-assisted surgery works and differs from traditional surgery,

The surgical robot is called the Da Vinci Surgical System and has been used at the hospital since 2010. The hospital says it helps with minimally-invasive procedures and can help surgeons operating in the areas of gynecology, urology, cardiac, and general surgery.

Sierra Vista hosted a free community seminar on Wednesday where people could test drive the surgical robot, talk to physicians and ask questions. 

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