Skip to Content

Hospital team takes surgical robot to school

Students and families get hands on learning with medical robot.

May 09, 2024
Dr. John Thomas shows off surgical robot to students in brightly-colored school room

Medical teams with HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital showed off a surgical robot at Wilkinson Elementary School.

Sarasota orthopedic surgeon John Thomas, MD was there to show students and their families how he uses the robot in the operating room.

The event was part of Remake Learning Days, where hands-on educational events are held at various locations throughout the community for students and families.

Students were able to use the robotic arm and system that assists surgeons as they operate on patient’s knees.

They asked the team about careers in the medical field and what it is like working at a hospital.

The hospital also made a $1,000 donation to the school to support the science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) program.

Wilkinson Elementary School is the only STEAM focused public elementary school in Sarasota County.

Girls in the STEM Club on campus and school leaders were there to accept the check.

Published:
May 09, 2024
Location:
HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital

Related Newsroom Articles


Smart knee allows surgeons to keep up with patients every step of their recovery 

March 20, 2024
Surgeons at HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital are now using the latest technology in knee replacement to get people back on their feet.

Smart knee allows surgeons to keep up with patients every step of their recovery 

March 20, 2024
Surgeons at HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital are now using the latest technology in knee replacement to get people back on their feet.

Hospital invests in additional robotic/minimally invasive technology 

June 24, 2022
HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital opens 11th operating room, expanding capabilities