PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
DR. TIMMOTHY PHELAN helps fifth-grader Hunter McGee manipulate the da Vinci Surgical System's robotic arms. Hunter won the Mercy Folsom contest to name the robot and was honored during a special event Wednesday morning. Democrat photo by Noel Stack
THE DA VINCI Surgical System's three small robotic arms operated remotely by a Hunter make precise movements on spongy practice pieces. When a surgeon uses this technology the results are smaller, more precise incisions, less pain and quicker recovery time for patients. Democrat photo by Noel Stack
CONTEST WINNER — Oak Meadow Elementary student Hunter McGee, 10, stands by Surgeo, the robotic operating system he named at Mercy Folsom. Democrat photos by Noel Stack

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