The surgeons at Venice Regional Bayfront Health perfrom robotic surgery- a minimally invasive approach to surgery that allows surgeons to perform complex surgical procedures through small incisions. For patients, robotic surgery may offer:
Less pain and scarring
Lower risk of infection
Shorter hospital stays
Robotic surgery is similar to laparoscopic techniques, in which small incisions are made near the surgical treatment area. From a console in the operating room, the surgeon remotely manipulates surgical instruments, which are attached to robotic arms, to perform surgery through the incisions. A powerful camera provides magnified, 3-D images to provide clear details of the surgical area. Robotic technology gives surgeons enhanced dexterity, precision and range of motion.
Venice Regional Bayfront Health surgeons use an advanced robotic surgical system to perform a variety of robotic-assisted procedures, including:
- Bariatric surgery
- Cardiothoracic surgery, including coronary artery bypass
- Colorectal surgery
- General surgery
- Gynecological surgery, including hysterectomy and fibroid surgery (myomectomy)
- Transoral robotic surgery (TORS), for mouth and throat cancers
- Thyroid surgery
- Urologic surgery, including prostatectomy
Venice Regional Bayfront Health also offers a minimally invasive option to alleviate knee pain associated with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. Surgeons use a robotic arm surgical system to perform partial knee replacement, a procedure that allows them to resurface the diseased area while sparing the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. The digital tracking system constantly monitors and updates the patient’s anatomy and allows the surgeon to make real-time adjustments to optimize implant positioning and placement.
Surgeons also use this minimally invasive surgical system to provide a minimally invasive option for total hip replacement. This advanced technique allows surgeons to prepare the hip socket for a more exact implant alignment, and reduces complications such as excessive wear on the joint, unequal leg length or dislocation.