SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Families get a special look at the da Vinci surgical robot at the Museum of Science and Technology. Crouse Hospital setup the "Let's Operate," exhibit in Syracuse this weekend.
Surgeons provided demonstrations on how the equipment is used. People were given a chance to try and use the robot's four extending arms.
Doctors said the technology gives them a better view of the surgery, and limits blood loss. There's another advantage as well.
"The real benefit is the recovery time. For example, in patients that have prostate cancer, we can take their prostates out and they'll go home the next day, rather than stay in the hospital for a couple of days,” said Dr. David Albala, Urologist.
More than 600 robotic surgeries were performed at Crouse last year alone.
The display helped promote the new spring traveling exhibit at the museum called, "Robots."