VIDEO: Can The Da Vinci Surgical Robot Paint A Miniature Van Gogh?

As many of you know… I’m a technology enthusiast. In fact, I’m often referred to as a “tech geek” by my friends — always playing around with the latest gadgets and software.

Specific to heart valve treatment, my interest in medical technology is similarly high. Today, much of the tech-excitement is centered on transcatheter, sutureless and leaflet exchange technology. However, I’m still fascinated by the utility of robotic devices for procedures including mitral valve repair procedures. (To learn more about mitral valve repair surgery, click here.)

Front Picture Of Da Vinci Surgical Robot
Da Vinci Surgical Robot

That said, I just saw an amazing video created by Dr. Charles Anderson, a heart surgeon and robotic specialist from Atlanta, Georgia.  In this video, Dr. Anderson uses the Da Vinci Surgical Robot to paint a miniature Van Gogh… You gotta see this to believe it.

So, I guess if you need a robotic mitral valve repair or an impressive van Gogh look-alike… Dr. Anderson is your man. 🙂

Keep on tickin!

Adam Pick
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  • Hirurgija Beograd

    I saw this robot a month ago in some journal, but didn’t read it much. However, this video with that robot painting… Amazing.
    Should be interesting working with one in surgery.

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