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Your doctor probably has a good idea of your medical history. But how well do they know you, as a person?

Sarah Boden / 90.5 WESA

At the northeast corner of US Route 30 and Agnew Road in Westmoreland County, there’s a sloping, nine-acre lot of mostly gravel and overgrown brush.

Using 'Surgery Robots' To Perform Minimally Invasive Procedures

Apr 7, 2016
Megan Harris / 90.5 WESA

Since the introduction of robot-assisted surgery in the early 1980s, engineers and medical professionals have been working to perfect the technology and increase public awareness of the machine’s benefits. As part of its mall walkers program, the Westmoreland Mall invited health professionals from Excela Health to explain the purpose and workings of one of their most advanced robots, the DaVinci surgical system. Essential Pittsburgh’s Katie Blackley spoke with physicians James Longhi and Michael Szwerc about their experience with DaVinci and minimally invasive surgery.