Saint Luke's Hospital is the latest Southcoast Health System partner to implement the da Vinci surgical robot.

The robot allows surgeons to operate on a patient by sitting at a console, controlling the arms of the robot and performing minimally invasive surgery.

St. Luke's is offering an open house, allowing the public to view and "test drive" the da Vinci robot Wednesday, January 16, from 7am to 4pm in the main lobby of the mezzanine level.