Robot-assisted surgery in Kissimmee, Florida
The Robotics Center at the Osceola Regional Medical Center is proud to offer minimally invasive robotic surgery in Kissimmee, FL. Our surgeons use this tool to treat conditions and diseases affecting a variety of systems in the body.
To learn more about our robotic surgery services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (800) 447-8206.
How robotic surgery works
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses 3D views. It translates the surgeons hand movements into smaller movements of tiny instruments inside the body. This advanced technology allows our surgeons to have:
- Enhanced visualization
- Enhanced surgical precision
- The capability to repetitively perform precise techniques, such as endoscopic suturing and dissection
- Simulation, allowing them to perfect their skills on a variety of procedures in a non-clinical environment
The difference between robotic and laparoscopic surgery
The robotic surgical system differs from laparoscopic surgery, in which the surgeon is required to look up and away from their instruments. They view the surgery on a nearby video monitor.
With robot-assisted surgery, the surgeon sits at a computer console and uses controls to move the robot. The surgeon's precision with the robotic instruments allows for greater range of movement and better access to the surgical site.
Benefits of robot-assisted surgery
Robotic surgery offers many benefits to patients when compared to traditional, open surgery. Some of the benefits of robotic surgery include:
- Faster recovery
- Less pain
- Reduced risk of complications
- Smaller incisions for minimal scarring
Robotic surgeries we perform
Robotic surgery is an effective treatment for many conditions, and our surgeons often use robot-assisted surgery to perform procedures for:
- Gallbladder conditions (including single-site or single incision through the belly button to offer surgery with no visible scar)
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Gynecologic conditions, such as:
- Uterine fibroids
- Hysterectomies (benign and cancerous)
- Ovarian cancer
- Inguinal hernias
- Sentinel nodes (breast lymph nodes)