Minimally Invasive, Robotic and Standard Surgery

If you or a loved one need surgery, either planned or emergency, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC) offers both inpatient and outpatient surgery using minimally invasive, robotic and open procedures.

Equipped with nine technologically-advanced operating rooms, surgeons at LWRMC use techniques that can help lower infection rates and encourage faster healing.

Find a Surgeon

If you need a referral to a surgeon at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 800-454-8215 or search online.

Award-Winning Care

Leapfrog top general hospital logoLakewood Ranch Medical Center was awarded the Top General Hospital designation from the Leapfrog Group and was recognized with the CMS Five-Star Rating in Spring 2021. These national distinctions recognize the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) – Colon Surgery

The Enhanced Recovery program helps you recover more quickly and helps reduce the chance of you having any complications after surgery. You and your care team will work together to:

  • Get you home safely, as soon as possible
  • Keep your pain level under control
  • Help you get out of bed and walk as soon as possible after surgery
  • Minimize the risk of nausea and vomiting
  • Listen to your concerns and explain things clearly
  • Make sure you are happy with your care

Types of Surgery

In addition to traditional or open surgery, surgeons at LWRMC have special expertise in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgical techniques often enable patients to leave the hospital with smaller scars and a faster recovery compared to traditional procedures. Other advantages include greater surgical precision, fewer complications, reduced pain and discomfort, less trauma, less blood loss, reduced risk of infection, smaller incisions and shorter hospital stays.*

Minimally invasive surgical techniques can be utilized for a wide array of surgical procedures. Talk to your physician to see what options may be available to you.

Robotic Surgery

The da Vinci surgical systemIn addition to traditional open surgery, when appropriate, patients at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center having surgery for a gynecologic, urologic, colorectal or other medical condition, may have the option for minimally invasive, advanced robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Xi surgical system.

Advantages of robotic surgery may include:*

  • Reduced pain and trauma to the body
  • Less blood loss
  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay and faster recovery time
  • Less scarring

Learn more about robotic surgery →

*Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if minimally invasive or robotic surgery are right for you.

Surgical Specialties

Breast Care

The Breast Health Center can treat breast cancer patients by precisely locating tumors and removing cancerous tissue.

Learn More About Breast Surgery


Cardiac surgeons perform invasive and noninvasive procedures to treat cardiovascular issues such as coronary artery disease, heart attacks and heart rhythm disorders.

Learn More About Cardiovascular Surgery

Ear, Nose and Throat

We offer a variety of advanced minimally invasive procedures to treat patients with diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck.

Learn More About Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery


Our team offers surgical procedures to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other digestive conditions.

Learn More About Gastroenterology Surgery


From minor procedures for abnormal menstrual bleeding, to major surgeries including hysterectomy, the Women's Center at LWRMC offers women of all ages surgical treatment that best meets each individual's needs.

Learn More About Gynecological Surgery


Neurosurgeons at LWRMC strive to deliver comprehensive surgical care for patients with brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve diseases.

Learn More About Neurological Surgery


Comprehensive care and advanced treatments for patients with spinal and joint conditions are offered at the Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center.

Learn More About Orthopedic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

We perform both reconstructive and aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery to restore form and function to the body.

Learn More About Plastic Surgery


We use non-surgical and surgical techniques to help patients regain pain-free mobility and promote better podiatric health.

Learn More About Podiatry Surgery


Our team performs surgical treatments for prostate cancer and other diseases of the male and female urinary tract systems.

Learn More About Urology Surgery

Find a Doctor for Surgical Care

If you need a referral to a physician at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 800-454-8215 or search online.