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Changing the experience of surgery
Robotic-assisted surgery represents the most advanced minimally invasive surgical option. By dramatically enhancing visualization, precision, control and dexterity, robotic-assisted surgery overcomes the limitations of conventional laparoscopic technology, helping physicians to perform highly complex surgery with increased precision and effectiveness.
At St. Lucie Medical Center, robotic-assisted surgery is performed utilizing one of two state-of-the-art surgical systems. Powered by robotic technology, the surgeon's hand movements are scaled, filtered and seamlessly translated into precise movements controlled exclusively by the surgeon.
The combination of technological advancements provided by robotic-assisted surgery not only makes the surgery easier to perform, but more importantly, provides a number of benefits to the patient. Patients who undergo robotic surgery experience less post-operative pain, decreased blood loss, a smaller rate of infection and a shorter length of stay in the hospital, which translates to a faster return to normal activities.
With the enhanced surgical capabilities provided by robotic technology, surgeons are able to perform more complex, minimally invasive surgeries for both benign and malignant conditions, extending the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible range of patients.
At St. Lucie, the robot is used to perform urologic, gynecologic, urogynecologic and general surgical procedures.
The surgical technology now offered at St. Lucie Medical Center is The da Vinci Xi—a surgical system designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, precision, dexterity and control that allows for a minimally invasive surgical approach for many complex surgical procedures. The new technology offers surgeons high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view for complex diseases and conditions in gynecology, urology, thoracic, and general surgery.
Today, complex conditions ranging from cancer to uterine prolapse, fibroids, and prostate procedures can be treated minimally invasively with robotic surgery. This approach uses a robotic surgical system that provides your surgeon better vision, more precision and control. It requires only a few small incisions, so you can get back to your life faster--without the usual recovery following major surgery. Such as:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss & transfusions
- Less scarring
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to normal activities
Surgeons all over the world, including those at St. Lucie Medical Center are using robotic assisted surgery for prostatectomy and other urologic procedures. This minimally invasive approach, utilizing the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. The urologic conditions treated include:
- Prostate Cancer
- Bladder and Kidney Cancer
- Vesicoureteral Reflux
- Ureteropelvic Junction (UPJ) obstruction
Who is a candidate for gynecologic robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is an option for many general, urologic, and gynecologic patients with varying medical conditions. Conditions that may be appropriate for treatment with robotic surgery include: