Robotic surgery hospital in South Tampa

As technology advances, the practice of surgery continues to change. Many new options, such as robotic surgery, offer a faster recovery and less pain when compared to traditional surgery. Memorial Hospital of Tampa provides the latest in minimally invasive robot-assisted technology.

To learn more about robot-assisted procedures at our hospital, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (855) 245-8329.

Understanding robotic surgery

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Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery. It uses high-definition, 3D visualization, magnified views and advanced operating tools. These allow your surgeon to operate by controlling a robot-assisted surgical system.

One of the most common robotic surgery technologies is the da Vinci Surgical System. Like others, this robot-assisted surgical system allows your surgeon's hand movements to be translated into small, precise movements of tiny surgical instruments inside the body.

How robot-assisted technology works

During robotic surgery, the surgical instruments and cameras are inserted through small incisions—as with many other types of minimally invasive surgery. It differs in the surgeon's use of a robot-assisted surgical console. This console includes a viewfinder that shows your surgeon 3D, high-quality images during surgery and allows your surgeon to make precise movements that control the surgical "arms."

The computer software translates your surgeon's hand movements to allow the instruments to make the exact same movement inside the body, without potential hand tremors. Additionally, the enhanced image quality and meticulous movement allow your surgeon to operate on smaller scale areas with more precision than ever before.

Robot-assisted procedures

Memorial Hospital of Tampa implements robotic surgery in a variety of medical specialties, including:

  • Bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve procedure)
  • General surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
    • Spine surgery
    • Total hip replacement surgery
    • Total and partial knee replacement surgery
  • Urogynecologic surgery, including treatments for pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Urologic surgery

If you are undergoing surgery, ask your doctor about surgical options and if a robot-assisted procedure is right for you.

Benefits of robotic surgery

Robotic surgery offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Faster healing and recovery time
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduced postoperative pain
  • Reduced risk for postoperative complications
  • Smaller incisions