Category Archives: Robotic Surgery
All of us here at MasJax we are excited to congratulate Dr. Husain Abbas on 500 robotic surgeries performed. Just a decade or so ago, the idea of robotic surgery was in its infancy and had very few believers. However, over time, patients and physicians began to see the value of this transformative surgical tool. Dr. Abbas has embraced this technology, utilizing the robot to its fullest potential in improving outcomes for day-to-day surgery. The robot also allows complex surgeries to be performed in a minimally invasive manner, when they never could be before.
As one of the most experienced general surgical practices in northern Florida, we have seen an amazing transformation in surgical technique over our careers. It began with open surgery, the tried-and-true method that withstood the test of time for centuries. In 1910, daring surgeons performed the first laparoscopic procedure on humans. Over the next decades we began to perform relatively routine procedures with minimally invasive tools. Laparoscopy, using a miniaturized camera and long-handled tools became the gold standard for almost every surgery we perform.