Lee Health's state-of-the-art technology: Robotic-Assisted Surgery
With a high-definition camera and precision tools, robotic surgery allows surgeons to perform complex procedures with more accuracy. Robotic-assisted surgery uses small incisions which means patients experience:
Robotic Assisted Surgery Procedures Offered At Lee Health
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. With robotic surgery centers in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Estero we are able to care for all of Southwest Florida. Our robotic surgery specialties at Lee Health include:
LPG General & Vascular Surgery - Riverwalk Park
8380 Riverwalk Park Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33919Fax: (239) 343-9977
LPG Vascular Surgery - Cape Coral Hospital
708 Del Prado Blvd, Suite 3 Cape Coral, FL 33990Fax: (239) 424-2006
LPG General & Vascular Surgery - Coconut Point
23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928Fax: (239) 343-2026
Gulf Coast Medical Center
13681 Doctors Way Fort Myers, FL 33912
HealthPark Medical Center
9981 S HealthPark Dr Fort Myers, FL 33908Fax: (239) 343-3695
Lee Memorial Hospital
2776 Cleveland Ave Fort Myers, FL 33901
Robotic-Assisted Surgery Technology offered in Southwest Florida
We are proud to bring this cutting-edge technology to Southwest Florida, so our patients can get the care they need close to home. Robotic-assisted surgery is a huge benefit to our patients at Lee Health which means fewer patients will have to leave the region to get treatment. Learn about the different robots Lee Health has to offer!
Frequently Asked Questions Related to Robotic Assisted Surgery
See frequently asked questions (FAQs) answered from our Lee Health expert surgeons.
Compared to traditional open surgery, Robotic Assisted Surgery allows the surgeon to control precision guided instruments during the procedure. The robot can move more precise compared to a human’s hand. These complex movements allow a high degree of dexterity for accurate surgery while in difficult sensitive points around the body. The benefits of robotic surgery may include shorter recovery time, significantly less pain, less blood loss and scarring, a faster return to normal activities and in many cases better clinical outcomes.
Robotic assisted surgery is when the surgeon operates the robot with a greater degree of accuracy and dexterity. This precision guided movements helps the patient experience less blood loss, scarring and faster return to normal daily activities.
The robot does not perform the operation without the control from the surgeon. The surgeon goes through extensive training to become familiarized with the robotic arms movements. The surgeon’s hands guide the robot’s arms during the surgery to precise movements inside the human body.
Lee Health’s surgeons control the da Vinci Surgical Robot at a console. From there, they’ll operate small instruments that move like their own hands but with significantly greater accuracy and precision. They see you and their actions through a vision system which delivers a clear 3D view of the surgical area that can be magnified to 10x what the human eye can see.
The advantages of robotic surgery may include shorter recovery time, significantly less pain, less blood loss and scarring, a faster return to normal activities and in many cases better clinical outcomes.
Recipients of robotic surgery have shortened hospital stays when compared to procedures done by hand. The accuracy of robotic surgery allows our doctors to make incisions as small as possible allowing you to return to normal daily activities faster. Of course, recovery times differ depending on the type of surgery you're receiving. If you’d like to know the average recovery time for your specific procedure, ask your surgeon!
A benefit of robotic surgery is that these procedures are minimally invasive and cause significantly less pain. They enable our expert surgeons to operate with such a high degree of accuracy that the size of incisions are minimized. Smaller cuts heal faster, so patients receiving robotic surgery will be in less pain overall.