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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 surgical treatment in Gainesville

We are proud to offer the latest in minimally invasive and robotic surgery capabilities, enabling you to heal more quickly and experience less pain after surgery.

HCA Florida North Florida Hospital is home to The Robotics Center, where our surgeons perform minimally invasive robotic surgery. Our surgeons use robot-assisted technology to perform general, gynecologic and urologic procedures. Robot-assisted surgery allows for small incisions and more control, creating access to detailed visuals while controlling robotic arms during procedures. Our surgeons always remain in charge of this state-of-the-art technology.

Our robot-assisted treatments and services

We perform robotic surgery across numerous medical specialties.

Robot-assisted general surgery

Many types of general surgery are performed with robotic-assisted technology. Robotic surgery is now an option for weight loss procedures, including gastric sleeve and gastric bypass.

It is also used in repairing inguinal, ventral and paraoesophageal hernias and for patients undergoing certain types of colon surgery.

Robot-assisted gynecologic surgery

We treat a range of gynecologic conditions at The Robotics Center. Our surgeons use robotic technology to perform:

  • Hysterectomy — surgical removal of the uterus
  • Myomectomy — surgical removal of uterine fibroids
  • Sacrocolpopexy — surgical repair of uterine and/or vaginal vault prolapse
  • Ovarian cystectomy — surgical removal of a cyst within an ovary
  • Oophorectomy — surgical removal of the ovaries

Robot-assisted orthopedic surgery

We use robotic technology in performing several types of orthopedic surgery, including total hip and knee replacement procedures. During surgery, we are able to place prosthetic implants with enhanced precision and operate with greater surgical dexterity. It also helps in the precise placement of the new joint, which leads to better joint function and positive outcomes.

Robot-assisted urologic surgery

Urologic conditions are those that affect the urinary tract and male reproductive system. Surgical treatment is often needed to correct these conditions, such as urinary incontinence. Our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques that offer superior precision and help retain function, which is essential when dealing with the male sex organs.

Robotic surgery is an option for the following types of urologic surgery:

  • Prostatectomy — surgical removal of the prostate gland
  • Nephrectomy — surgical removal of the kidney(s)
  • Cystectomy — surgical removal of part or all of the bladder

Minimally invasive robotic surgery

Robotic surgery refers to the use of robotic-assisted technology when performing surgical procedures.

How robotic surgery works

During robot-assisted surgery, the operating surgeon remains in control of the robotic surgical console during your entire procedure. It is designed to take the surgeon's movements and translate them using specialized surgical instruments connected to the operating console. The movements are translated without the risk of human error. The enhanced capabilities of surgeons also lead to numerous patient benefits.

For more information about robotic surgery, please call The Robotics Center at (855) 422-3624.

Benefits of robotic surgery

Patients undergoing surgery using robot-assisted technology benefit from:

  • Faster recovery time
  • Less need for pain management
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Smaller incisions

Our robotic surgery technology

The Robotics Center boasts three specialized consoles for performing robotic surgery. One of our robotic consoles is designed to perform robotic radiosurgery and offers a painless, noninvasive method of treating cancerous and noncancerous tumors.

We also offer a dedicated console for multi-dimensional, surgical spine imaging. This technology is used during complex spine procedures to create 3D images in the operating room. The surgeons use this 3D technology to precisely track their movement of surgical instruments in relation to your anatomy.

Single-site robotic surgery

Robotic surgery is now being used to perform single-site surgeries. This means that only one small incision is needed, which reduces your chances for postoperative infection and speeds recovery times. Our surgeons perform single-site procedures for gallbladder removals and hysterectomies.