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Join The Medical Center of Central Georgia for a Teddy Bear Clinic

Join The Medical Center of Central Georgia for a Teddy Bear Clinic

Family-Friendly Event to Demonstrate MCCG's New Pediatric Robotic Surgery System  

MACON, GA (Tuesday, November 6, 2012) –Please join The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) on Saturday, November 10 for the “Name the Robot” Event and Teddy Bear Clinic.

Children and their families are invited to MCCG between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. this Saturday for a chance to meet MCCG's pediatric daVinci® robotic surgery system. Children will have the opportunity to prepare a teddy bear for surgery, then observe as the teddy bear receives an operation with the daVinci® robot. Children will be given a teddy bear, as well as a goody bag, and the winner of the “Name Our Surgery Robot” contest will be announced.

The “Name Our Surgery Robot” contest ended November 2 and the winner was selected at random. The winning child will be the first to visit the “Name the Robot” Teddy Bear Clinic, and will receive a $50 Target gift card. The “Name Our Surgery Robot” contest was announced through social media, in Central Georgia schools and at The Children's Hospital at MCCG. Approximately 100 children entered the contest.

MCCG began performing pediatric operations with the daVinci® robotic surgery system earlier this year. Pediatric procedures performed by the daVinci® system offer the surgeon superior visualization and control. Young patients benefit from this less invasive surgery method in several ways. By choosing to use daVinci®, the patient may experience less pain, less blood loss, fewer stitches, less  need for narcotics, faster recovery time and a quicker return to normal activities. Dr. Joshua Glenn, pediatric surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Children's Hospital, and Dr. Bryan Weidner, pediatric surgeon, are currently the only general pediatric surgeon in the state trained in the pediatric daVinci® robotic surgery system.

Those attending the “Name the Robot” Teddy Bear Clinic may park in MCCG's Green Parking Deck at no charge. Visit MCCG's Main Information Desk, at the 777 Hemlock Street entrance, and ask to visit the robot.

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