da Vinci Twitter

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/DMC_HuronValley; www.twitter.com/DMC_Heals) for our live coverage of a Robotic Minimally Invasive surgery done by the da Vinci surgical robot.

View photos from the surgery here.

Learn more about the Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery and the da Vinci robot here.

Thanks to all of those on Twitter who had followed our live da Vinci robotic surgery chat.  Special thanks to the following on Twitter for passing on the word through retweets (RTs) before, during, and after the chat: @beckiemthompson @caliente1908 @cstineman @HFDigest @Jacki_Halas @Jespy @Jfavreau @juliomayol @kadavids @MeredithGould @richardsession @Soyring @zoemonte123

The chat was covered by our team: @DMC_HuronValley @DMC_Heals @DanFuoco @Julian_Bond

 

CHAT TRANSCRIPT

DISCLAIMER: This Twitter chat transcript has been slightly edited to display the main conversation throughout the surgery (i.e. removal of multiple RTs or retweets from others following the live procedure). The full unedited Twitter chat transcript is available for viewing here.

DMC_Heals:

Wake up w/a surgery! LIVE robotic surgery FRI 6/18 @ 7:30AM @DMC_HuronValley http://ht.ly/1ZOrE #FB #DMCdocCHAT

6/17/2010 21:05
 

Jfavreau:

RT @DMC_Heals: Wake up w/a surgery! LIVE robotic surgery FRI 6/18 @ 7:30AM @DMC_HuronValley http://ht.ly/1ZOrE #FB #DMCdocCHAT

6/17/2010 21:22
 

caliente1908:

RT @DMC_Heals Wake up w/a surgery! LIVE robotic surgery FRI 6/18 @ 7:30AM @DMC_HuronValley http://ht.ly/1ZOrE #FB #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 03:27
 

Jespy:

Check out live daVinci robotic surgery this morning 730 ET #HCSM. Follow #DMCDocChat (via @DMC_Heals)

6/18/2010 06:10
 

DMC_Heals:

DMC Social Media has arrived on location for the #surgery #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 07:01
 

Julian_Bond:

Bout to head into the OR in a few w/@DMC_Heals for our live robotic daVinci surgery tweet. Very excited. #DMCdocChat

6/18/2010 07:11
 

DanFuoco:

@Julian_Bond and I will be tweeting from the Operating Room today for @DMC_Heals #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 07:17
 

DMC_Heals:

Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery is great for many reasons. Read more: http://www.hvsh.org/rmis #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 07:36
 

DanFuoco:

#dmcdocchat today's surgery will be filmed by Emery King for an addition to his Medical Video Library

6/18/2010 07:48
 

DMC_Heals:

A recap of today's #surgery will be on the DMC Blog post-surgery http://ht.ly/20cpe #dmcdocchat

6/18/2010 07:53
 

DMC_Heals:

We're about to enter the OR (Operating Room). #dmcdocchat

6/18/2010 07:54
  

DMC_Heals:

Dr. Goldstein http://ht.ly/20cDG is prepping the patient right now. The da Vinci must be set before surgery begins #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 08:05
  

beckiemthompson:

RT @Julian_Bond: RT @DanFuoco @Julian_Bond and I will be tweeting from the Operating Room today for @DMC_Heals #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 08:06
 

DMC_HuronValley:

For info on Robitc Surgery see the following http://ht.ly/20cQM #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 08:16
 

zoemonte123:

@DMC_HuronValley #DMCdocCHAT what are some of the benefits of robotics?

6/18/2010 08:18
 

DanFuoco:

Dr. Goldstein starting to operate #dmcdocchat  

6/18/2010 08:21
 

DMC_Heals:

RT @kadavids: Wow RT @Julian_Bond: at @DMC_Heals:officially in OR w/Emery King for live surgery tweet.#DMCdocChat

6/18/2010 08:29
 

DMC_Heals:

FYI - this operation is a minimally invasive hysterectomy procedure #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 08:37
 

DMC_Heals:

Dr. G is currently at the patient's side about to make incison #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 08:38
 

DMC_Heals:

For most of surgery, Dr. G will be at da Vinci console which is actually about 10 ft away from patient (but in same room) #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 08:41
 

DMC_Heals:

At this console, Dr. G is able to control robot. The claws on robot will mimic his hand movements. #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 08:42
 

DMC_Heals:

Dr. Goldstein pre-surgery thoughts #DMCdocCHAT http://ht.ly/20dAw (video)

6/18/2010 08:46
 

DMC_HuronValley:

RT @DMC_Heals: Dr. Goldstein pre-surgery thoughts #DMCdocCHAT http://ht.ly/20dAw

6/18/2010 08:47

 

DMC_Heals:

@zoemonte123 Some benefits include smaller incisions and quicker recovery time #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 08:50

 

DMC_Heals:

we're celebrating a month of da Vinci on the DMC Blog. FAQs and some background can be found there http://ht.ly/20dMx #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 08:54

 

Julian_Bond:

Dr. Goldstein is preparing the da Vinci robot. #DMCdocChat  

6/18/2010 08:54
  

DMC_Heals:

We are taking questions via Twitter and Facebook today. For best results, add "#DMCdocCHAT" to your feed.

6/18/2010 08:58
  

DanFuoco:

RT @DMC_Heals: Dr. Goldstein pre-surgery thoughts #DMCdocCHAT http://ht.ly/20dAw

6/18/2010 09:00
  

DMC_Heals:

Dr. G is at the console viewing the uterus in 3-D. There is a camera on the robot that allows Dr. G to see the area in Hi-DEF #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:02
  

DMC_HuronValley:

RT @DMC_Heals: Dr. G is at console viewing in 3-D. There is a camera on the robot that allows Dr. G to see the area in Hi-DEF #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:02
  

DMC_Heals:

Dr. G is cutting tissue #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:08

 

DMC_Heals:

RT @Julian_Bond: Emery King from @DMC_Heals filming live robotic surgery. #DMCdocChat  

6/18/2010 09:08
  

Jacki_Halas:

@DMC_Heals Enjoying the live surgery via @twitter! Thx for giving us the inside view. #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:11
 

DMC_Heals:

At this point, Dr. G is cauterizing. A low noise is made alerting surgeons of this procedure. #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:12
  

Julian_Bond:

Here now w/@DanFuoco & Emery King at @DMC_HuronValley for live robotic surgery. Fascinating stuff here!! #DMCdocChat

6/18/2010 09:14

DMC_Heals: "The claws on the robot act as my fingers." -Dr. G #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:14
 

DMC_Heals:

"Since the claws are so tiny, they allow me to go in areas that would normally be difficult with my hands" -Dr. G #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:16
 

Julian_Bond:

Miminally invasive robotic surgery here at the DMC! (pic) #DMCdocChat  

6/18/2010 09:18
 

DMC_Heals:

In the process of disconnecting the uterus #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:18
 

DMC_Heals:

Benefit of robot: 3-D vs. 2-D (w/lathroscope). Plus, precise movements #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:20
 

HFDigest:

Fascinating coverage here! See #DMCdocChat LIVE now for pics/videos from a live daVinci robot surgery at Det Med Center.

6/18/2010 09:22
 

DMC_Heals:

Cauterizing the uterine vessel #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:27
 

DMC_Heals:

Dr. G scans procedure area with camera...all via robotic console. #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:30 

 

DMC_Heals:

Now stopped blood supply from uterus and about to detach uterus from vagina #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:32
  

DMC_Heals:

Cutting top of vagina #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:33
 

DMC_HuronValley:

Recap of procedure with pictures will be on DMC Blog post surgery http://ht.ly/20ffs #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:40
 

MeredithGould:

RT @DanFuoco: Recap of procedure with pictures will be on DMC Blog post surgery http://ht.ly/20ffr #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:44
  

DMC_Heals:

Pause in surgery to re-adjust insturments. #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:46
  

DMC_Heals:

Dr. G is at patient's side. Positioning is essential. Minimal movements are better for patient #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:48
  

DMC_Heals:

Back to the surgery. Dr. G is now at console ready to continue #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:48
 

zoemonte123:

@DMC_Heals #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:52
 

DMC_Heals:

Uterus is detached and delivering it through the vagina #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 09:55
  

DMC_Heals:

Just removed left tube and ovary #DMCdocCHAT On to other side.

6/18/2010 10:02
  

DMC_Heals:

Much cauterizing to ensure minimal bleeding. #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 10:06
 

DMC_HuronValley:

RT @DMC_Heals: Just removed left tube and ovary #DMCdocCHAT On to other side.

6/18/2010 10:06
 

DMC_Heals:

Some FAQs about robotic minimally invasive surgery http://ht.ly/20giV #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 10:08
  

DMC_Heals:

Ovary was delivered to nurse. Nurse pulled out through vaginal canal #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 10:10

 

DMC_Heals:

For those just joining: FYI - this operation is a minimally invasive hysterectomy procedure #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 10:15
  

caliente1908:

RT @DMC_Heals Some FAQs about robotic minimally invasive surgery http://ht.ly/20giV #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 10:16
  

Jespy:

Very cool live daVinci robotic surgery at #DMCDocChat http://ht.ly/20ffr

6/18/2010 10:16
  

DMC_Heals:

@zoemonte123 it varies from patient to patient, but the avg patient will go home the next da with an OTC pain reliever #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 10:22
  

Julian_Bond:

Still inside the OR w/@DanFuoco at @DMC_HuronValley for this live daVinci robot surgery. Again...great stuff here! #DMCdocChat

6/18/2010 10:24
  

DMC_Heals:

@ACook07WSU #DMCdocCHAT the robot has a cauterization mechanism built in the claw. Doc cuts around uterine perimeter

6/18/2010 10:24
 

DMC_Heals:

FAQs on robotic minimally invasise surgery http://www.hvsh.org/RIMSFAQ #DMCdocCHAT (new link)

6/18/2010 10:33
  

DMC_Heals:

Can you imagine suturing without needle actually in your hand? Dr. G sutures from the console #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 10:36

 

DMC_Heals:

Uterus is officially out of body. Inside wounds are sutured #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 10:37
  

richardsession:

Wow! RT @DMC_Heals: uterus is offically out of body. Inside wounds are sutured #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 10:39
  

DanFuoco:

RT @Julian_Bond: Still inside the OR w/@DanFuoco at @DMC_HuronValley for live daVinci robot surgery. Again...great stuff here! #DMCdocChat

6/18/2010 10:40
  

DMC_Heals:

Filling bladder w/saline to ensure no holes. Precautionary procedure done by Dr.G to make sure all is ok. Everything looks good. #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 10:45

 

DMC_Heals:

Actual surgery is complete. Success! Removing instruments and docking robot #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 10:50
  

DMC_Heals:

"Vaginal cuff is closed. No bleeding. Surgery was a success." Dr. Goldstein thanks his @DMC_HuronValley team #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 10:53
 

DMC_Heals:

This entire chat & other features (audio/video) can be found on DMC Blog post surgery.Thanks for tuning in #DMCdocCHAT http://ht.ly/20i4x

6/18/2010 10:56

 

DMC_Heals:

Pics in operating room (robotic surgery - hysterectomy) http://ht.ly/20iaU #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 10:58

6/18/2010 11:05
  

kadavids:

RT @DMC_Heals: This entire chat & other features (audio/video) can be found on DMC Blog post surgery. #DMCdocCHAT http://ht.ly/20i4x #hlc

6/18/2010 11:15
 

Soyring:

RT @DMC_Heals: Pics from DMC's live robotic hysterectomy surgery today, very interesting! http://ht.ly/20iaU #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 11:22
 

DMC_Heals:

To view the dialogue of today's LIVE robotic hysterectomy tweet go to #DMCdocCHAT

6/18/2010 12:05
 

Jacki_Halas:

@DMC_Heals live surgery recap & other features (audio/video) can be found on DMC Blog #DMCdocCHAT http://ht.ly/20i4x

6/18/2010 15:13
 

DanFuoco:

@Jacki_Halas thanks! Experince is amazing. Special thanks to @DMC_HuronValley for letting us tweet there. #dmcdocchat cc: @Julian_Bond

6/18/2010 16:59
 

cstineman:

Fascinating! @DMC_Heals conducted LIVE robotic hysterectomy tweet, view dialogue here #DMCdocCHAT and full recap here http://ht.ly/20pqT

6/21/2010 09:35
 

DMC_HuronValley:

Pics from Friday's operating room LIVE Twitter (robotic surgery - hysterectomy) http://ow.ly/21jBa #DMCdocCHAT

6/21/2010 14:23

 

 

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