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Surgery

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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Surgical services in Port St. Lucie, Florida

When you need surgery, we’re here to provide complete care and support, helping you feel comfortable and at ease.

At HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital, our compassionate surgeons and team are with you every step of the way. We offer a range of advanced surgical treatments for our patients in St. Lucie and the surrounding counties. Our facility uses state-of-the-art equipment and technology, anesthesia services and the latest in techniques and procedures.

Our surgical treatments and services

Our surgeons can provide advanced treatment options in a wide range of specialty areas, including:

  • Spine
  • Orthopedic
  • Neurosurgery
  • Podiatry
  • Bariatric
  • Colorectal
  • Thoracic
  • Vascular

Endoscopic procedures

Endoscopy refers to a type of procedure that uses a surgical tool, called an endoscope, to look inside the body. Endoscopy is often used with ultrasound imaging to obtain images of internal body structures and allows your doctor to view any abnormalities. We perform many types of endoscopic procedures, including colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, upper/lower endoscopy and advanced GI procedures in our endoscopy suite.

Robotic surgery

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive procedure that allows surgeons to use robot-assisted technology to perform surgery. Your surgeon remains in control throughout the entire procedure. This type of surgery offers many benefits compared to traditional surgery, including smaller incisions, enhanced visualization, a shorter recovery time and minimal blood loss.

Outpatient surgery

Outpatient surgical procedures are ideal for many patients, as they do not require an overnight stay. This means you can recover with your loved ones by your side in the comfort of your own home. Outpatient surgery also offers the benefit of reduced costs, as there is no need for a hospital stay or continued medical stay.

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 St. Lucie Hospital is a one-of-a-kind 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.

Safe Surgery During COVID-19 at St. Lucie Hospital

At St. Lucie Hospital, our strategies have been focused on planning and prepping to safely return to routine patient care services, including procedures and surgeries.
Two nurses recreate the check-in procedures for surgery patients at St. Lucie Hospital.

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