KEYE-TV visited the Thinkery’s Meet the Robot and Be a Surgeon event sponsored by Children’s Urology. Dr. Danielle Sweeney, the first pediatric physician trained on the da Vinci medical device, helped children (and adults!) get an idea what it’s like to be a surgeon using this innovative surgical option. The goal of the event was to expose children to science and innovation using an interactive surgical simulation.
Clayton Murphy was born with a rare, genetic and complex disorder called Zellweger Syndrome. His condition required routine visits to more than a dozen physicians and therapists. During a 60-day in patient stay at Dell Children’s Medical Center, pediatric urologist, Dr. Danielle Sweeney got to know the Murphy’s well. She wanted to do something fun for the family. With the help of the Round Rock Express, Dr. Sweeney helped organize a special visit for Clayton with the Round Rock Express.
Community Impact newspaper profiled robotically-assisted procedures using the da Vinci robotic surgical system. Dr. Danielle Sweeney, pediatric urologist at…
Interview from KXAN-TV with Dr. Danielle Sweeney.
KVUE television of Austin, TX interviewed Dr. Danielle Sweeney about Pediatric Robotic Surgery on April 7, 2011 Video Link