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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 Panama City, Florida

The Robotics Center at HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital offers minimally invasive surgery to help patients heal as quickly as possible.

We are proud to offer two types of minimally invasive surgery — laparoscopy and robot-assisted surgery. Our surgeons will use minimally invasive techniques whenever the procedure and patient's condition allow. Compared to traditional open surgery, minimally invasive surgery can offer several benefits, including a faster recovery due to very small incisions.

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Types of minimally invasive procedures we offer

Our robotic procedures are performed by some of Bay County’s leading robotic surgeons.

Robotic surgical treatment

Our teams have received extensive training using advanced technology available for a variety of specialties, including:

  • General surgery — such as gallbladder surgery, colon surgery and hernia repair
  • Gynecologic surgery — such as urinary incontinence surgery, hysterectomy and prolapse surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery — such as knee and hip replacements
  • Spine surgery — such as surgery to treat compression fractures
  • Urologic surgery — such as the surgical removal of the kidney and prostate

Benefits of robotic surgery

During robotic surgery, the surgeon is always in control of the robotic system. The advanced technology simply allows them to make more precise movements and provides them with clearer visuals. Robotic surgery is associated with several benefits compared to traditional procedures, including:

  • Faster recovery times
  • Greater accuracy
  • Higher quality outcomes
  • Improved safety
  • Less blood loss
  • Less exposure to radiation
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Lower risk of infection

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