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Minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is an effective surgical method that is less intrusive than traditional surgery. Minimally invasive surgery offers effective surgical outcomes with less pain, shorter recovery times and a lower complication rate.

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Minimally invasive surgeons in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

If you are feeling concerned about an upcoming surgery, know that our hospital's surgeons are highly skilled at performing advanced and minimally invasive procedures.

At HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital, we offer a our multidisciplinary team of surgeons not only offers traditional open surgeries but also perform minimally invasive procedures, such as laparoscopy, endoscopy and robot-assisted surgery.
Additionally, we are the only facility near Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties that offers robot-assisted joint replacement surgery.

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Our minimally invasive surgical treatments and services

Our surgeons use minimally invasive surgical techniques across a range of surgical specialties.

Minimally invasive surgical specialties

We offer minimally invasive and/or robot-assisted surgical options in the following areas:

Robot-assisted colorectal surgery

We offer robot-assisted surgery to treat colorectal conditions. Some of the robot-assisted colorectal procedures we offer include:

  • Colectomy
  • Lower anterior resection
  • Surgical treatment of diverticulitis
  • Surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
Robot-assisted gastrointestinal surgery

Our gastroenterologists treat gastrointestinal (GI) conditions with the aid of a robotic surgical system. Some of the GI surgeries we offer include:

  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) surgery
  • Hernia repair
Robot-assisted gynecologic surgery

Our skilled gynecologists offer robot-assisted gynecologic procedures to treat a wide range of women's health conditions. Some of the surgeries we offer include:

  • Endometriosis resection
  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
Robot-assisted urologic surgery

The urologists at our hospital offer robot-assisted urologic surgeries to treat diseases and disorders of the male reproductive organs and male and female urinary tracts.

Some of the robot-assisted urologic procedures we offer include:

  • Surgical treatment of bladder cancer
  • Surgical treatment of kidney disorder and/or cancer
  • Surgical treatment of prostate cancer
  • Surgical treatment of urinary blockage
Robot-assisted joint replacement surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons offer robot-assisted joint replacements to patients with hip and knee conditions and injuries. Our robotic surgery system for total hip and partial knee replacements allows your surgeon to create a preoperative plan based on your unique anatomy.

First, we take a computerized tomography (CT) scan of the diseased hip or knee joint. This CT scan is uploaded into the robotic system's software. Then, a 3D model of the joint is created to help preplan the procedure.

During the procedure, the robotic system guides your surgeon within the predefined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps to provide more accurate placement and alignment of the implant.

Frequently asked questions about robot-assisted surgery

We've answered some of the most frequently asked questions about robot-assisted surgery.

What is robot-assisted surgery?

During robot-assisted surgery, also known as robotic surgery, your surgeon controls every aspect of the procedure and is assisted by a robotic surgical platform. A robot is never in control of your surgery.

In a robot-assisted surgery, your surgeon makes tiny incisions and inserts thin, robotic surgical "arms" into them. The robotic system has "joints," which provide a greater range of motion than human wrists.

Attached to the robotic arm is a small video camera, which provides high-definition images of the surgical site. Using the viewfinder of the console, your surgeon views the enhanced images.

Your surgeon's motions are seamlessly translated into smaller, more precise movements of the robotic instruments.

How does robotic technology help a surgeon perform a surgery?

Robot-assisted surgery allows a surgeon increased control and unmatched precision, providing greater range of motion to access hard-to-reach areas. The robotic platform enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery offers patients many benefits, which may include:

  • A faster return to normal daily activities
  • Better clinical outcomes
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Reduced pain
  • Shorter recovery time

Who is a candidate for robot-assisted surgery?

Robot-assisted surgery may not be appropriate for every individual. Ask your doctor about the risks and benefits of all treatment options.