MASJax is proud to offer robotic surgery for patients in Florida and Georgia. Robotic surgery represents a new approach to minimally invasive surgery that overcomes some of the limitations of traditional open and laparoscopic procedures.
The robotic arms filter and replicate the surgeon’s hand movements on miniaturized instruments. That, in conjunction with a high definition 3D camera, allows the surgeon to create precise movements with an excellent magnified view of the surgical site.
The robotic arms are directly controlled by the surgeon and do not perform any part of the procedure on their own. In other words, the surgeon remains in full control throughout the procedure.
At MASJax, our surgeons employ the daVinci® Surgical System for qualifying bariatric patients, in addition to traditional bariatric surgical methods. Don’t hesitate to ask us if robotic surgery is right for you. For some patients, robotic surgery can be the most effective form of minimally invasive bariatric surgery, using only a few small incisions to perform the weight loss procedure. With the da Vinci® robot, these procedures can yield several benefits over other techniques, including:
Our surgeons also offer robotic colon resections, where the diseased area of the colon is removed, and the healthy parts are reattached. Laparoscopic colon resections can be especially effective for many conditions including cancer and diverticulitis. The da Vinci® robotic surgery procedure performed is a safe and effective option for most patients.
As with any surgical procedure there are inherent risks that may be exacerbated by a patient’s preexisting conditions. Further, each surgery is unique and the benefits of robotic surgery will vary from patient to patient. However, most of our patients undergoing robotic colon surgery are discharged from the hospital within 2-5 days. This is significantly shorter than performing the same surgery with other techniques. Robotic surgery is not appropriate for every individual.