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Types of Procedures

Robotic Surgery


General surgery using robotics General surgery hernia procedures include ventral/incisional hernia repair and inguinal hernia repair. More advanced procedures are performed on the robot as well including, splenectomy, colon resection, gastric resection, small bowel resection, hiatal hernia repair and bariatric procedures.

Doctors often recommend surgery only when mechanical pathology amenable to surgical correction is identified by physical, endoscopic and/or radiological evaluation.

Surgery is often an effective treatment for many abdominal and GI conditions, but traditional open surgery with a large incision is highly invasive. Open surgery may also require a long hospital stay and lengthy recovery.

Fortunately, there are minimally invasive surgical options. The most common is laparoscopic surgery (laparoscopy). Surgeons make a few small incisions and insert a tiny camera and long-handled instruments to reach inside your abdomen. The camera transmits images onto a video monitor in the operating room to guide surgeons as they operate. Traditional laparoscopy is effective for many routine procedures but the rigid surgical instruments can be technically challenging for delicate or complex operations.

da Vinci Surgery is another minimally invasive option for patients facing abdominal or gastrointestinal surgery. Instead of a large abdominal incision used in open surgery, da Vinci surgeons make a few small incisions - similar to traditional laparoscopy. However, the da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.

da Vinci General Surgery procedures include:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cholecystectomy (surgery to remove the gallbladder)
  • Colorectal procedures
  • GERD
  • Hernia
    • hiatal
    • inguinal
    • paraesophageal
    • ventral
  • Pediatric Surgery

For women with a gynecologic condition, the decision to have surgery can be difficult. A woman’s busy life does not leave much time to recover from a significant surgical procedure.

Plantation General leverages years of staff experience in caring for patients with the most complex gynecologic conditions. Using advanced techniques, surgeons can diagnose or treat patients, and remove or repair a part of the body, without performing a major incision during surgery. The addition of robotics to laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery is a progressive innovation, transforming the practice of gynecologic surgery.

Less invasive surgery, quicker recovery

Specialists at the Plantation General are using new techniques in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery, in turn, shortening recovery times, reducing pain and blood loss and letting women get back to their lives in record time.

Gynecological using roboticsWhen applied to gynecologic conditions, robotic and minimally invasive surgery can be used to treat:

  • Bladder and pelvic floor disorders
  • Cervical and uterine cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infertility
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Uterine fibroids

Plantation General offers an experienced team of surgeons providing complex gynecologic surgery options. Alongside this innovative technology, our physicians, nurses and support staff give our patients compassionate, exemplary and individualized surgical care.

Gynecologic oncology using roboticsRobot-assisted procedures in the hands of skilled surgeons can be less invasive and do not require large incisions, making them an ideal choice for many gynecological surgeries. Plantatinon General gynecologic oncologists use the da Vinci Surgical System® to perform minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgeries for the treatment of cancer and other conditions involving the female genital tract.

These include:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer

Coming soon

More than 120,000 women have surgery for uterine and vaginal vault prolapse each year in the United States. Prolapse (or falling) of any pelvic floor organs (vagina, uterus, bladder or rectum) occurs when the connective tissues or muscles in the body cavity are weak and cannot hold the pelvis in its natural position.The weakening of connective tissues accelerates with age, after childbirth, with weight gain and strenuous physical labor. Women with pelvic organ prolapse typically have problems with pelvic pressure, urinary incontinence, vaginal ulceration, sexual dysfunction and/or having a bowel movement.

Sacrocolpopexy is a urogynecologic procedure to surgically correct vaginal vault prolapse where mesh is used to hold the vagina in the correct anatomical position. This procedure can also be performed following a hysterectomy to treat uterine prolapse to provide long-term support of the vagina. If your doctor recommends sacrocolpopexy, you may be a candidate for a new surgical procedure called da Vinci sacrocolpopexy. This procedure uses a state-of-the-art surgical system designed to help your surgeon perform a minimally invasive surgery through small incisions.

For most women, da Vinci sacrocolpopexy offers numerous potential benefits over a traditional open approach that involves larger incisions to the lower abdomen.

Urological gynecology hysterectomy graphicThese benefits include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss and need for transfusions
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Quicker return to normal activities

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual and you may be counseled that an alternative surgical approach is a better options for individual condition. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.