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

By Adam Pick on August 29, 2011

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.)

 


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


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

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