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Business Structure Evaluation Process Updates

We're currently conducting an evaluation of Lee Health's business structure. Explore all available documents and dive deeper into the process by learning more here. Lee Health’s Board of Directors invites you to a public hearing, set for Thursday, April 25th in the Community Room at Gulf Coast Medical Center, to discuss the ongoing evaluation of converting the health system to a community-focused nonprofit structure. Learn more details here.

Robotic Prostate Surgery

What is a prostatectomy?

The gold standard treatment option for men age 70 and younger with early-stage, organ-confined cancer is the surgical removal of the prostate using nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy.

A prostatectomy aims to remove prostate cancer, but a secondary goal preserves urinary function and—when applicable—erectile function. Preservation of the nerves is necessary for erections and can be an extremely important goal for patients.

These nerves run alongside the prostate and can be damaged when removing the prostate. A prostatectomy attempts to preserve these nerves.

da Vinci™ Surgical Approach

Approaches to this type of procedure include traditional open surgery, conventional laparoscopic surgery, or da Vinci® Prostatectomy, which is robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery. The surgeon will determine which approach is most appropriate.

Da Vinci Xi surgical system

da Vinci™ XI Surgical System                                                da Vinci™ SP Surgical System 

Our Lee Health surgeons use the da Vinci™ Surgical System, to operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci™ System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand.

As a result, da Vinci™ enables your surgeon to perform your surgery with enhanced vision, precision, and control. Robotic prostatecomy surgery enables you to recover faster and with less pain than traditional open surgery.

The da Vinci™  provides a unique and new surgical approach to very invasive traditional alternatives.

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