Run the Robot

Here's your chance to play with a real surgical robot!

Surgeon at Robot Console

Event Details:

Play surgeon and "run the robot!"

- Iowa State v Baylor football game
- Saturday, September 27
- South 4th Street right outside
Jack Trick Stadium prior to the game

"Run the Robot," sponsored by Mary Greeley Medical Center and McFarland Clinic, will be at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Prior to the Iowa State vs. Baylor football game, people can play with a da Vinci surgical robot similar to the one used by surgeons at Mary Greeley to perform a variety of general surgery, urological and gynecological procedures. "Run the Robot" will be in a tent on the blocked area of 4th Street between the stadium and the parking lot several hours before the game and during the first half.

Come and try your hand at running the surgical robot. You could win a prize!

McFarland surgeons trained in robotic-assisted surgery will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate their prowess with the robot.

Why Robot-Assisted Surgery?

You'll have less pain, heal faster and go home sooner when your surgeon uses minimally invasive robotic techniques at Mary Greeley Medical Center. Learn more about robot-assisted surgery at Mary Greeley.

Robot-Assisted Surgeries Performed at Mary Greeley Medical Center:

  • Tiny Robotic Surgery Instruments at Mary Greeley

    The surgeon controls these
    miniaturized surgical instruments
    inside the patient.

    Prostatectomy (prostate removal)
  • Pyeloplasty (for blockage of the urinary system)
  • Partial nephrectomy (partial removal of the kidney)
  • Hernia repair
  • Hysterectomy (uterus removal)
  • Ovarian Cystecomy (Removal of cysts on ovaries)
  • Sacral colpopexy (vaginal prolapse)
  • Myomectomy (fibroid removal)
  • Endometriosis procedures
  • Colon resections
  • Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)
  • Adrenalectomy (adrenal gland removal)
  • Nissen Fundiplication (used to treat GERD)
  • Splenectomy (spleen removal)
  • Ileostomy (bowel diversion surgery)
  • Rectal Cancers

Find out if robot-assisted surgery is right for you.

If you have prostate cancer, are considering a hysterectomy, or think you might be a candidate for any other robot-assisted surgery, please speak with your physician or find a doctor, who is prepared to help.

Mary Greeley's robot-assisted surgery program began in 2010. Since then, surgeons have conducted nearly 1,000 surgeries using the robot. There are now 11 general, urological and gynecological surgeons who perform robotic-assisted procedures at Mary Greeley on patients from throughout central Iowa.