Surgery is a branch of medicine that involves treating diseases or injuries by adjusting or removing organs, tissues or bones. Surgery includes both necessary procedures, like cardiac surgery, or elective procedures, such as joint replacement.
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We understand surgery can be a stressful time for you and your family.
When you need surgery, you want the most effective treatment for your health and condition. Our team at HCA Florida Mercy Hospital is experienced in correcting numerous medical conditions through surgery. Whether you are having an elective procedure or need surgical care for a more severe health concern, our surgeons help you every step of the way.
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Our surgical treatments and services
We are proud to offer you and your family a range of surgical procedures and approaches to help you get the care you need.
You can benefit from a wide range of surgical specialties, including:
- Cardiothoracic surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
- Weight loss surgery
Our surgeons perform extremely complex operations through robotic surgery, which provides greater precision and control. With robotic surgery, smaller incisions are created, offering many benefits for patients, including reduced pain, less scarring and shorter recovery times.
Surgical treatment for enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia
We offer surgical treatment for men with an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This therapy treatment helps men get their life back and feel like themselves again. Choosing a treatment option can be overwhelming, as it often forces men to compromise in some way, whether it be with sexual function or incontinence.
The surgical option at HCA Florida Mercy Hospital is a special procedure aiming to minimize this compromise.
How does it work?
Using the power of water, this procedure offers robotic precision to provide long-lasting BPH relief. It is consistent, predictable and provides long-term relief, no matter how large the prostate.
The robotic procedure integrates ultrasound imaging with the standard camera, giving our surgeons the ability to see the entire prostate in real time. Our surgeons then map which parts of the prostate they want to remove and which parts they want to avoid.
Specifically, this mapping enables our surgeons to avoid removing the parts of the prostate causing irreversible complications with sexual function and incontinence.
Once our surgeons have created a surgical map, a robotically controlled, heat-free waterjet removes the prostate tissue that was outlined on the map. This robotic technology minimizes human error in removing prostate tissue.
During the procedure, prostate tissue causing symptoms is surgically removed. No incision is made in the abdomen, as the prostate is reached through the urethra. The procedure typically takes less than an hour and involves an overnight stay.
Is this treatment right for you?
Here are a few reasons this surgical procedure may be right for you:
- It is the only procedure giving surgeons the ability to view the entire prostate so they can create a map avoiding the parts of the prostate causing irreversible complications.
- It is the only procedure using a heat-free waterjet to remove prostate tissue.
- This innovative technology removes prostate tissue with a robotically controlled waterjet which minimizes human error and ensures the prostate tissue is removed precisely.
Make sure to discuss this surgical option with our surgeons to see if you’re a candidate.
Preparing for surgery and returning home
Being adequately prepared can help ease any stress or anxieties you have about your procedure.
Preparing for surgery
We recommend patients get to know their surgeons to feel comfortable with the person who will be performing the procedure. We want to give you the opportunity to know your surgeon on a more personal level, allowing them to provide the highest level of care.
After surgery, your physician or nurse will determine when it's appropriate for you to return home. Once you're discharged, you'll receive written instructions about caring for yourself at home, contact information for recovery questions and a time and date for a follow-up appointment.
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