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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.

Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)

What is transoral robotic surgery (TORS)?

Patients with cancer in their mouth or throat can be hard to reach from a traditional surgical approach. Transoral robotic surgery is a procedure to treat head and neck cancer. The da Vinci surgical system has the ability to reach the back of a patient's throat, with shorter hospital time and faster overall recovery time.

What medical conditions does the transoral robotic surgery treat?

The da Vinci™ surgical system assists our surgeons to have more precise movements in the small spaces within the mouth. Surgeons at Lee Health can use the robot to treat these conditions:

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Oropharyngeal cancer
  • Tonsil cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal cancer
  • Sleep apnea

da Vinci™  SP (Single Port) Surgical System

da Vinci Robotic Surgery Lee Health

da Vinci™  SP (Single Port) 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 transoral surgery enables you to recover faster and with less pain than traditional open surgery.

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

Learn More About the da Vinci™ Surgical System

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.

What are the benefits to robotic assisted compared to traditional surgery?

Compared to traditional open surgeries, the benefits of da Vinci® surgery can include:

  • Smaller scars
  • Shorter hospital time
  • Lower risk of adverse side effects
  • Faster recovery time
  • Less pain
  • No blood donation prior to surgery
  • Less blood loss
  • Quicker return to normal activity

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