Minimally invasive surgery
Minimally invasive surgery is an effective surgical method that is less intrusive than traditional surgery. By using small incisions and instruments, we are able to create positive surgical outcomes that typically have minimal scarring, faster recovery times and shorter hospital stays.
Minimally invasive surgeons in Kissimmee
The Robotics Center at HCA Florida Osceola Hospital is proud to offer minimally invasive robotic surgery in Kissimmee, Florida.
Our surgeons use robot-assisted surgery to treat conditions and diseases affecting a variety of systems in the body. Robotic surgery allows for small incisions and more control, creating access to detailed visuals while controlling robotic arms during procedures. This makes for a less invasive surgery, which means smaller incisions and a faster recovery time.
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Conditions we treat using robotic surgery
We use robotic surgery to treat a number of conditions, including:
- Gallbladder conditions (including single-site or single-incision through the belly button to offer surgery with no visible scar)
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Gynecologic conditions
- Inguinal hernias
- Joint replacements
- Sentinel nodes (breast lymph nodes)
- Spine or back conditions
- Weight loss (bariatric)
Our minimally invasive surgical treatments and services
Our surgeons use minimally invasive surgical techniques across a range of surgical specialties.
How robot-assisted surgery works
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses 3D views. It translates the surgeons hand movements into smaller movements of tiny instruments inside the body. This advanced technology allows our surgeons to have:
- Enhanced visualization
- Enhanced surgical precision
- The capability to repetitively perform precise techniques, such as endoscopic suturing and dissection
Benefits of robot-assisted surgery
Robotic surgery offers many benefits to patients when compared to traditional, open surgery. Some of the benefits of robotic surgery include:
- Faster recovery
- Less postoperative pain
- Smaller incisions for minimal scarring
The difference between robotic and laparoscopic surgery
The robotic surgical system differs from laparoscopic surgery, in which the surgeon is required to look up and away from their instruments. They view the surgery on a nearby video monitor.
With robot-assisted surgery, the surgeon sits at a computer console and uses controls to move the robot. The surgeon's precision with the robotic instruments allows for greater range of movement and better access to the surgical site.
Robotic surgery explained by surgeons
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