The West Park Hospital board has approved the investment in the Da Vinci Xi robotic surgery system at Cody Regional Health (CRH) to enhance patient and surgeon experiences. The system, controlled by surgeons, offers benefits like less pain, reduced infection risk, minimal scarring, and quicker recovery. It’s widely used in Wyoming for various surgeries, including inguinal hernias and prostatectomies. The goal is to implement the robot by March and complete the first surgery by January. The system is ideal for delicate and complex surgeries, allowing surgeons to perform with greater precision. The total cost of the Da Vinci is around $281,000, with a projected 40% return on investment, and the surgical table included can also be used for non-robotic surgeries.