Robot-assisted surgery in Sun City Center, Florida
South Bay Hospital offers patients throughout Sun City Center, FL minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgery. Robotic technology allows doctors to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings. This can offer patients many benefits, including faster recovery times than traditional surgery.
For more information about robotic surgery, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 685-1595.
Robotic technology in surgery
Robot-assisted surgery provides surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition, 3D vision and a magnified view. Doctors control the robotic system, which translates their hand movements into small, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside of the body.
In a procedure using conventional laparoscopy, a surgeon operates while standing and using hand-held, long-shafted instruments that cannot bend or rotate. Also, the surgeon must look up and away from the instruments to a nearby video monitor to see an image of the target anatomy.
Our robotic surgical system, on the other hand, extends a surgeon's capabilities with the following significant benefits:
- Enhanced 3D visualization
- Greater surgical precision
- Improved access
- Improved dexterity
- Improved reproducibility
- Increased range of motion
Additionally, our surgical simulator allows the surgeon to perfect their ability to perform a variety of procedures in a non-clinical environment.
Patient benefits of minimally invasive surgery
Compared to traditional surgery, minimally invasive robotic surgery offers patients the following benefits:
- Faster recovery
- Fewer complications
- Less blood loss
- Less need for narcotic pain medicine
- Shorter hospital stay
- Smaller incisions for minimal scarring
Robotic surgery options offered
Our robotic surgery system enhances our surgeons' precision in performing general gastrointestinal and urologic surgical procedures, such as:
- Gallbladder removal
- Hernia repair
- Kidney surgery
Robotic kidney surgery
During a nephrectomy, a surgeon removes a patient's kidney to treat disease. We now offer robot-assisted partial nephrectomy, which can be a safe and viable alternative to laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy offers the patient advantages compared to laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, including:
- Decreased hospital stay
- Faster transplants
- Increased preservation of renal reserve
- Less inoperative blood loss
For a physician referral, please call (888) 685-1595.