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Test Your Surgical Skills with the da Vinci Robot at Baton Rouge General

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BRG celebrates 2,000 robotic procedures, hosts onsite demonstration

medical deviceBaton Rouge, LA – Physicians at Baton Rouge General will soon perform their 2000th surgical procedure using the da Vinci robot, and on February 27 visitors are invited to test drive the system’s most advanced model, the 4th Generation Xi.

The da Vinci robotic surgery system is used for many types of surgery, including heart, urology, thoracic and OB/GYN procedures, and allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be translated into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. A small camera sends images to a video monitor that gives the surgeon a 3D high-definition view of the procedure.

“Thanks to the da Vinci robot, surgeries that used to take weeks to recover from now take days,” said Dr. Jeffrey Littleton, surgeon with Baton Rouge General Physicians. “Patients who can have minimally invasive surgery lose less blood, have fewer complications, recover faster and have less scarring.”

BRG’s onsite demonstration will be at the Bluebonnet campus on Tuesday, February 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the main entrance.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.