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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.

da Vinci Cardiothoracic Surgery

What is da Vinci?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, it is important to review all medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.

With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons 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 operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.

At Lee Health, we use a state-of-the-art robotic platform called the daVinci™ Surgical System, which enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

The da Vinci provides an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. Your surgeon is 100 percent in control of the da Vinci System at all times. The da Vinci technology translates your surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.

Compared to traditional open surgeries, the benefits of daVinci surgery can include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • A faster return to normal daily activities
  • In many cases, better clinical outcomes

As with any surgery, benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

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