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• University of Tennessee Professional and Personal Development is offering a 60-hour course to prepare participants for the Tennessee Affiliate Brokers Examination, beginning Tuesday, April 5. The course meets for 20 class sessions from 6:30 p.m. to 9:20 p.m., each Tuesday and Thursday April 5 to June 9. Instructor G.T. Ballenger, Jr. will cover topics including an introduction to the social, economic, financial and legal problems involved in real estate. Acquisition, ownership, use and disposition will also be addressed. Ballenger, owner of G.T. Ballenger Realtors, has been an instructor of real estate courses for more than 20 years. The course meets at the Humanities & Social Sciences Building on the UT campus. Course fee is $295. The required text is available at the UT bookstore. Pre-registration is required. For registration or more information, call UT Professional and Personal Development at 865-974-0150 or register on-line at www.outreach.utk.edu/ppd.

• Covenant Health has announced the implementation of surgical robotics technology at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Patients facing certain types of surgery at Covenant Health hospitals may have the option of experiencing less invasive procedures with fewer risks of postoperative complications and shorter recovery times thanks to the installation of a “robot” at Fort Sanders. According to Christopher Ramsey, MD, an urologist at Parkwest Medical Center, the advantages for the patient include smaller incisions, less pain and quicker recovery. Robotic-assisted surgery is a new way of performing minimally invasive procedures, incorporation techniques that allow a surgeon to operate through several small incisions or ports about the size of a dime. The da Vinci system is an “intuitive” laparoscopic surgical robot that integrates a surgeon’s skill with the latest advancements in robotics and computer-enhanced technology. The system is frequently used for urology procedures, particularly the surgical treatment of prostate cancer.

 

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