Cardiovascular Robotic program celebrates 60th procedure

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Valley Regional Medical Center (VRMC) in Brownsville celebrated their Cardiovascular Robotic’s 60th procedure on Tuesday. This method allows doctors and patients a minimally invasive procedure that allows for more placements in the body.

VRMC is the first and only medical center in Cameron County to launch a vascular robotic program to assist in surgeries.

“You look at this and this doesn’t look like a surgeon. It doesn’t look anything like a person but it is a person. It is a robot that can work, that can do the work that my hands do”, said Dr. Jaime Gomez, Interventional Cardiologist.

Radiation and pain were cited as leading factors that affected surgeons in the operating room. The use cardiovascular robotics is said to lead to improved patient care and reduced risk of radiation exposure from x-rays during surgery.

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