Erie High students see robotic surgery demo

A doctor and nurse from Avista Adventist Hospital recently signed up to bring a travelling surgical robot to Erie High School, giving students a look at the latest surgical technology.
 
The da Vinci Xi surgical robot, one of four travelling robots in the country used for demonstrations, is the same model that's used for surgeries at Avista.
 
At Erie High, groups of students in engineering and anatomy and physiology classes learned more about the machine and how it's used.
 
"I wanted them to have an idea of how we use what they're learning in the real world," said anatomy and physiology teacher Genadine Toves. "These are the things that kids remember."