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We recognize that these are uncertain times and you may have concerns about surgery. As always, the health and safety of our patients, caregivers and communities is our top priority. Vital healthcare procedures, including those unrelated to COVID-19, should not be ignored at this time. We put together a series of responses to several frequently asked questions regarding upcoming surgery procedures.

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Robotic surgical options in Plantation, Florida

Plantation General Hospital is proud to provide surgeons access to innovative robotic surgery systems that offer patients an alternative to traditional, open surgery. Through the assistance of robotic surgery, our skilled physicians can treat a diverse range of complex conditions with smaller, more precise incisions and maneuvers than ever before.

To learn more more about our robotic surgery options, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (954) 321-4099.

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery that allows your surgeon to use an advanced robotic surgical system—which remains completely under their control 100 percent of the time—to perform surgery. This type of surgery requires the use of several small incisions, instead of one, long incision typically used in traditional surgery.

The robotic surgical system uses a magnified high-definition, 3D camera for optimal visualization. It is supplemented with special surgical tools, allowing your surgeon to bend and rotate instruments farther than the abilities of the human wrist. When combined, these capabilities enable your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

Benefits of robotic surgery

Robotic surgery offers many benefits to patients and surgeons alike. Benefits may include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less pain
  • Less scarring
  • Reduced risk for infection
  • Enhanced visualization of the surgical field
  • Increased surgical dexterity, precision and control
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery time

Types of robotic surgery we perform

We have incorporated robotic surgical technology into the following types of surgery:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Heller myotomy (treatment for swallowing disorders)
    • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
    • Hernia repair, including ventral, inguinal, paraesophageal and hiatal hernias
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
    • Colon resection
    • Small bowel resection
  • Abdominal surgery
  • General surgery
    • Splenectomy
    • Gastric resection
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Urogynecologic surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Surgical oncology

Gynecologic robotic surgery

Our gynecologic surgeons are using robotic-assisted surgery to treat common gynecologic conditions, such as:

  • Bladder and pelvic floor disorders
  • Cervical, ovarian and uterine cancers
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Infertility
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic pain
  • Uterine fibroids

Our specialists also offer urogynecologic robotic sacrocolpopexy (pelvic organ repair) for uterine and vaginal vault prolapse.