Dr. Pagette is a trained and certified robotic surgeon. She is trained on the da Vinci Robotic system. It is a state-of-the-art surgical system designed to help surgeons perform complicated surgeries, which were previously only able to be performed with large abdominal incisions.
Surgeons have a distinct advantage of better visualization, as the robot provides a three dimensional view. The surgeon can also move the surgical instruments with more precision and the surgeon can move his or her wrists 360 degrees.
Although the system is called a "robot," the da Vinci Surgical System cannot act on its own. Instead, every surgical maneuver is performed only under the precise control of a surgeon.