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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-assisted surgery in St. Petersburg, Florida

If you need to have surgery, knowing you can recover quickly can help ease any stress or anxiety you have surrounding the procedure.

Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical approach using high-definition, 3D views. With robot-assisted surgery, your surgeon can operate through tiny incisions with great accuracy, which decreases the patient's recovery time. HCA Florida Pasadena Hospital offers minimally invasive robotic surgery to patients in Pinellas County to treat conditions and diseases affecting various systems in the body.

Our minimally invasive surgical treatments and services

Robotic surgery is an effective treatment for many conditions and offers many benefits to you and your surgeon.

Robotic surgeries we perform

Our surgeons often use robot-assisted surgery to perform procedures in:

  • Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery)
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Hernia repair surgery

How robotic surgery works

The robotic surgical system is an improvement over conventional laparoscopic surgery.

In conventional laparoscopy, the surgeon must look up and away from the instruments to a nearby video monitor to see an image of the target anatomy. Unlike traditional surgery, robotic surgery translates the surgeon's hand movements into smaller movements of tiny instruments inside the body. This advanced technology allows our surgeons to have:

  • Enhanced visualization
  • Greater surgical precision and range of motion
  • Simulation, allowing them to perfect their skills on various procedures in a non-clinical environment
  • The ability to repetitively perform technically precise maneuvers, such as suturing and dissection

With robot-assisted surgery, the surgeon sits at a computer console and uses controls to manipulate the robot, instead of standing by the bedside and holding the surgical instruments. The surgeon's precision with the instruments allows for greater dexterity and range of movement and better access to the surgical site.


Benefits of robot-assisted surgery for patients

When compared to traditional, open surgery, robotic surgery offers many benefits, including:

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

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