What do you fellow nurses think about the future of davinci robotic surgery? Do you think it will take off or do you think it's just a gimmick?
We launched a 5 specialty program 11 months ago, got our second robot 2 months ago and have been growing weekly. I have surgeons that have taken to the robot and some that are still on the fence. I really believe that it takes dedicated surgeons and a dedicated team to make a program work. I'm very lucky to work with both.
I am a Davinci coordinator that has been lucky enough to go to both the Intuituve Coordinator's course and have recently been able to take my entire team to the Texas Robotics Institute "OR Bootcamp" (love----!) It's been a long hard road and we still have much to learn but our patient outcomes have been great.
Everyone needs to realize that this is a tool. It's only going to work as well as the surgeon is willing to commit and the team is willing to commit. If both work together it's an awesome tool to help our patients.
I would have a robotic lap chole or VAT's ANYDAY vs laparoscopic. I am still fighting many issues and obstacles (read OR culture, management, administration) but with each case we learn and grow.
If anyone has positioning problems or any other types of questions let me know. I'm more than willing to share our problems and solutions. We need to stick together!! This is the way surgery is headed, whether people want to recognize it or not.
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