"FOOD POISONING WAS THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME. OTHERWISE, THE HOSPITAL WOULDN‘T HAVE FOUND THAT CYST. AND I WOULDN‘T HAVE MET VIKY, THE ROBOT THAT HELPED MY DOCTOR REMOVE IT."
It was bad enough when Kim Rodrigues went to the emergency department with food poisoning and found that she also had a pre-cancerous cyst on her bile duct. And worse when she was told by a New York City surgeon that she'd need an incision all the way from her breast bone to belly button to remove it. But it got better when Overlook Medical Center offered a minimally invasive solution, performed by a highly skilled physician and his assistant ViKY, a voice-activated robotic camera. No surprise. Overlook surgeons are skilled in advanced laparoscopic procedures as well as robotic surgery. For Kim, that meant three little incisions, a quicker recovery, and meeting her first robot.