Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

Surgeons at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center use the da Vinci® Surgical System. With this advanced robotic platform, procedures are performed using small tools attached to a robotic arm, which the surgeon controls with a computer. This may result in less pain, scarring, trauma and blood loss than other surgical procedures and patients can potentially return to work and daily activities sooner.

Are You a Candidate for Robotic Surgery?

Your surgeon can help you decide if robotic surgery is the right option for you. To find a robotic surgeon, please call our free physician referral service at 941-708-8100 or search our online directory >

Robotic Procedures

Surgeons at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center perform a variety of robotic procedures, including:

  • General surgery
  • Gynecologic procedures
  • Urology surgery

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Why Robotic Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgical techniques enable surgeons to operate through small incisions or existing body openings, rather than the large incisions that accompany traditional open surgery. When surgeons perform conventional minimally invasive procedures, their vision, range of motion and access to desired areas of the body can be limited. Robotic surgery can help alleviate these issues.

The da Vinci Surgical System offers maximum precision, 3D rotation and 3D magnification that can enable surgeons to maneuver into the confined spaces of the body. The da Vinci System consists of a surgeon's console, a patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance 3D, HD vision system and the system's EndoWrist® instruments. Using advanced robotic technology, the da Vinci System is designed to translate a surgeon's hand movements into precise movements of the EndoWrist instruments. This technology can provide a greater range of motion and precision to treat patients.

All robotic surgery procedures are minimally invasive, but not all minimally invasive procedures are performed robotically. Depending on your condition and the type of procedure you need, you may have options regarding the surgery technique. Talk to your physician to discuss what options are right for you.

Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery may provide a number of benefits to patients, including:

  • Reduced pain and trauma to the body
  • Less blood loss and reduced need for transfusions
  • Less postoperative pain and discomfort
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Quicker recovery and return to work
  • Less scarring and improved cosmetics
  • More precise surgery