da Vinci® Robotic Surgery at Palms West Hospital
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 Palms West Hospital, robotic-assisted surgery is performed utilizing one of two state-of-the-art da Vinci® Surgical Systems. Powered by state-of-the-art 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 surgery for both benign and malignant conditions, extending the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible range of patients.
At Palms West, the robot is used to perform urological, gynecological and general surgical procedures.
Surgeons all over the world, including those at Palms West Hospital are using the da Vinci(R) Surgical System 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, and 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:
- Cancers of the uterus, cervix and ovary
- Cholecystectomy (Lap Chole)
- Colorectal surgery
- Hernia Repair
- Obese patients who are at high risk for surgical complications
- Ovarian masses
- Myomectomy (Uterine Fibroids)
- Pelvic organ prolapse (including uterine/vaginal prolapse)
To learn more, or find a robotically trained physician, call (561) 345-7009.