Robotics in Gynecological Surgery

Smart Towns hosts Dr. Douglas Pugmire, D.O. on Thursday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. at Rochester Hills Public Library to review of how advanced robotic technology is used to treat gynecological diseases. Over the last 15 years, over 75% of all gynecological-related surgery has transitioned to robotics.

Dr. Pugmire is board-certified in gynecological oncology and Ob/Gyn. He is the director of robotics surgery and Chief of the Ob/Gyn Department at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital (Crittenton Hospital).

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

The global pandemic has put many things in perspective. This season, Smart Towns’ lifelong learning programs focus on the many ways humans have found to solve problems and find inspiration during difficult periods. Smart Towns wishes to celebrate how resilient and resourceful people can be in the world. Smart Towns partners include the Rochester Hills Museum, Rochester-Avon Historical Society, Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester Hills Public Library, Oakland University, Rochester University, and Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital. For more and to register for this and upcoming programs, visit,, or call 248-656-2900.

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