Members of staff demonstrate the components of the da Vinci Surgical System. During an operation, the patient lies on the surgical table (left), and robotic arms, each equipped with a tiny surgical tool, extend into the patient’s body. The operation is performed by a surgeon at a special console (right) connected to the robot. Surgery is monitored by electronic equipment on a separate cart (centre). During an operation, the robot and its arms—but not the surgeon’s console—are covered in sterile plastic sheeting.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJune 2019

From the archives: Introducing … Dr. Robot!

Robot-assisted surgery, the most exciting and revolutionary form of surgery ever performed at the JGH, got under way in December 2007.