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Orlando Health - Health Central Hospital Expands Robotic Surgery Program

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  • | 12:30 p.m. September 3, 2019
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To continue providing the most advanced surgical options to its patients, Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital has expanded its robotic program and added a second robot.

During robotic surgery, the surgeon is assisted by the use of miniaturized surgical tools attached to three or four robotic arms that enable highly precise movements not always possible with the human hand. The surgeon also has the advantage of viewing a high-definition, 3D image transmitted by a tiny camera (called a laparoscope) from inside the patient’s body.

Complex surgeries are performed through just a few small incisions, resulting in less scarring and minimal trauma to surrounding tissue. Patients require less pain medicine, and robotic surgeries typically have fewer complications. Shorter hospital stays and recovery times mean patients can return to their normal activities sooner.

Orlando Health – Health Central offers robotic-assisted options for:

  • General surgery (such as hernias and appendectomies)
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Weight loss/bariatric surgery

In its first year, Orlando Health – Health Central’s robotic surgery program saw more than 400 cases. According to the manufacturer of da Vinci Robotic Surgical System®, most hospitals similar in size to Orlando Health – Health Central achieve this number of cases only after two to three years. 

For more information about robotic surgery at Orlando Health, visit OrlandoHealth.com/HealthCentralRoboticSurgery