A safe place to receive care
We recognize that these are uncertain times and you may have concerns about surgery. As always, the health and safety of our patients, caregivers and communities is our top priority. Vital healthcare procedures, including those unrelated to COVID-19, should not be ignored at this time. We put together a series of responses to several frequently asked questions regarding upcoming surgery procedures.
Robot-assisted surgery in Palm Beach
At Palms West Hospital, robotic surgery is performed using state-of-the-art surgical systems. Powered by robotic technology, our surgeon's hand movements are scaled, filtered and seamlessly translated to the robot into precise movements.
Our robot-assisted surgeries include: urologic, gynecologic, urogynecologic and general procedures
For more information on our robotic surgery services, please call Consult-A-Nurse® at (561) 345-7009.
Advantages of robotic surgery
Robot-assisted surgery is one of the most advanced minimally invasive surgical options available. By dramatically enhancing visualization, control and dexterity, robotic surgery overcomes the limitations of conventional laparoscopic technology. With robotic technology, physicians can perform highly complex surgery, for both benign and malignant conditions, with increased precision and effectiveness.
The combination of technological advancements provided by robot-assisted surgery not only makes the surgery easier to perform, but, more importantly, provides a number of benefits to the patient, including:
- Less pain
- Decreased blood loss and transfusions
- Less risk of infection
- Faster recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less scarring
- Quicker return to normal activities
At Palms West, complex conditions ranging from cancer to uterine prolapse, fibroids and prostate procedures can be treated with minimally invasive robotic surgery.
Robotic technology and minimally invasive techniques assist our surgeons with delicate procedures, such as urologic surgery. Urologic conditions treated include:
- Prostate cancer
- Bladder and kidney cancer
- Vesicoureteral reflux
- Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction
- Pelvic organ prolapse (including uterine and vaginal prolapse)
Robotic surgery is an option for many gynecologic patients with varying medical conditions, including:
- Cancers of the uterus, cervix and ovary
- Ovarian masses
- Uterine fibroids
Minimally invasive surgery
Patients who are too high risk for traditional surgery may be candidates for robotic surgery. Additional procedures with minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgery include:
- Cholecystectomy "lap chole"
- Colorectal surgery
- Hernia repair