Robot-assisted surgery in St. Petersburg, Florida
Palms of Pasadena Hospital is proud to offer minimally invasive robotic surgery to patients in Pinellas County. With robot-assisted surgery, the surgeon can operate through tiny incisions with great accuracy, which decreases the patient's recovery time.
Our surgeons use robotic surgery to treat conditions and diseases affecting a variety of systems in the body.
How robotic surgery works
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical approach using high-definition, 3D views. Unlike traditional surgery, robotic surgery translates the surgeons hand movements into smaller movements of tiny instruments inside the body. This advanced technology allows our surgeons to have:
- Enhanced visualization
- Greater surgical precision and range of motion
- The ability to repetitively perform technically precise maneuvers, such as endoscopic suturing and dissection
- Simulation, allowing them to perfect their skills on a variety of procedures in a non-clinical environment
The robotic surgical system is an improvement over conventional laparoscopic surgery. In conventional laparoscopy, the surgeon must look up and away from the instruments to a nearby video monitor to see an image of the target anatomy.
With robot-assisted surgery, the surgeon sits at a computer console and uses controls to manipulate the robot, instead of standing by the bedside and holding the surgical instruments. The surgeon's precision with the miniature robotic instruments allows for greater dexterity and range of movement and better access to the surgical site.
Benefits of robot-assisted surgery
Robotic surgery offers many benefits to patients when compared to traditional, open surgery, which requires large incisions. Some of the benefits of robotic surgery include:
- Faster recovery
- Less pain
- Reduced risk of complications
- Smaller incisions for minimal scarring
Robotic surgeries we perform
Robotic surgery is an effective treatment for many conditions, and our surgeons often use robot-assisted surgery to perform procedures in:
- Bariatric surgery
- Gynecologic surgery
- Hernia repair surgery