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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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Robotic surgery in Largo, FL

When having a surgical procedure, you want to know the team prioritizes your health and safety.

That’s what we do at HCA Florida Largo Hospital, by offering you advanced technology and techniques. Our alternatives to traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy include robot-assisted surgery. With a dedicated robotic surgical suite, this minimally invasive method features many benefits for you, including faster recovery and less pain.

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Our minimally invasive surgical services

With robotic surgery, your surgeon's hands are at the controls of an advanced, precise robotic platform. 

Robotic surgery procedures we perform

Our robotic surgeons use minimally invasive techniques for:

  • General surgery (such as hernia treatments and gallbladder removals)
  • Bariatric surgery (surgical weight loss)
  • Spine surgery
  • Urologic procedures
  • Kidney organ donor surgery (nephrectomies)

How robot-assisted surgery works

During robotic surgery, your surgeon remains in complete control of the robotic surgery system at a console next to you. The system has robotic "joints," which offer greater accessibility and a greater range of motion than the human wrist. These joints seamlessly translate your surgeon's hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of the tiny surgical instruments inside the body.
 
Additionally, with the camera attached to the small surgical instruments, surgeons can view 3D, high-definition and magnified images of the surgical site. This advanced robotic system allows surgeons to perform some of the most complex and delicate procedures through tiny incisions.

Why we offer robot-assisted surgery

With your safety and care always first in our minds, we offer minimally invasive and robotic techniques to surgery because of the many benefits these procedures offer you.

Benefits of robotic surgery

You have many advantages with minimally invasive surgery, including:

  • Smaller incisions for minimal scarring
  • Faster healing times
  • Less pain
  • Reduced risk of complications