HIGHLAND, Utah (ABC4) – American Fork Hospital and Alpine School District have teamed up to bring a high-tech robotic operating room to the classroom.

American Fork Hospital recently launched the Davinci XI robotic-assisted surgical system for minimally invasive surgeries.

Students at Lone Peak High School will get a hands-on demonstration of the robotic system that surgeons use for training. Students will also learn about career opportunities that can involve math, science, robotics, and healthcare.

The robotic-assisted system works by allowing the surgeon to guide the instruments through a console via fiber optic cables. The procedure involves smaller cuts, less pain, and a shorter recovery time for patients.

The robotic system can be used for multiple types of surgeries from gynecologic, urologic,  thoracic, cardiac, and general surgeries.

Davinci XI robotic-assisted surgical system