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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.


Robotic surgery in Tampa, Florida

As technology advances, so do your options for surgical procedures.

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses high-definition, 3D visualization, magnified views and advanced operating tools. These allow your surgeon to operate by controlling a robot-assisted surgical system.

HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital provides the latest in minimally invasive robot-assisted technology, offering faster recovery and less pain when compared to traditional surgery.

Related specialties

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Our minimally invasive surgical treatments and services

Our team of robotic surgeons implements robotic surgery in various medical specialties.

Robot-assisted procedures

If you are undergoing surgery, ask your doctor about surgical options and if a robot-assisted procedure is right for you. We currently perform robotic surgery in the following specialties:

  • General surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Urogynecologic surgery, including treatments for pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Urologic surgery
  • Weight loss surgery

How robot-assisted technology works

During robotic surgery, the surgical instruments and cameras are inserted through small incisions — as with many other types of minimally invasive surgery. However, it differs in the surgeon’s use of a robot-assisted surgical console, which includes a viewfinder showing your surgeon 3D, high-quality images during your procedure and allowing for precise movements that control the surgical “arms.”

The computer software translates your surgeon’s hand movements to allow the instruments to make the same movement inside the body without potential hand tremors. Additionally, the enhanced image quality and meticulous movement enable your surgeon to operate on smaller-scale areas with more precision.

Benefits of robotic surgery

Robotic surgery offers several benefits, including:

  • Faster healing and recovery time
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduced postoperative pain
  • Reduced risk for postoperative complications
  • Smaller incisions

Scarless robotic thyroid surgery at South Tampa Hospital

A 35-year old female patient recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer describes why she chose scarless thyroid surgery at South Tampa Hospital as her best option over traditional thyroid surgery.
A scarless robotic thyroid surgery patient discussing their experience with the procedure.

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