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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 Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder) Surgery

Minimally Invasive Help for Gallbladder Issues

To control or eliminate severe gallbladder symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove your gallbladder. Fortunately, the gallbladder is an organ that you can live without.

da Vinci Surgical Approach

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

With a traditional open procedure, the surgeon uses an 8- to 10-inch incision to access the gallbladder. Conventional laparoscopy uses a specialized surgical camera and stiff instruments to access and remove the gallbladder using a series of small incisions. This approach provides the surgeon with better visualization than an open approach and provides patients with the benefits of a minimally invasive procedure. Robot-assisted surgery may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option.

da Vinci™ Xi Surgical System

Da Vinci Xi surgical system

                                                                                   da Vinci™ Xi 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 bariatric surgery enables you to recover faster and with less pain than traditional open surgery.

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

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