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:

  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hernia repair
  • Kidney surgery
  • Nephrectomy
  • Prostatectomy

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.