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 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 Palms West, the robot is used to perform urologic, gynecologic, urogynecologic and general surgical procedures.

Facing 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 Palms West Hospital 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:

  • Cancers of the uterus, cervix and ovary
  • Cholecystectomy (Lap Chole)
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Endometriosis
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hysterectomy
  • 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.