The world of medicine is constantly evolving, giving patients access to better prevention, diagnosis, and treatment techniques all the time. One field where new tools and technologies make a huge difference is in surgery.
Robotic Surgery 101
During a robotic surgery, the robot doesn’t perform the surgery on its own. A specially trained surgeon simply uses the robot to make smaller, more precise incisions than can be made with traditional surgical instruments. For patients, this approach translates into fewer complications and shorter recovery times.
Robotic surgery can be used for a variety of procedures, including surgeries in gynecology, urology, gynecologic oncology, and general surgery. These delicate operations require great precision, skill, and dexterity. The robot makes it easier for surgeons to make precisely the right incisions every time.
Our New Robotic Surgery System
In 1998, St. Petersburg General Hospital got its first robot, the da Vinci®. This year we replaced that robot with the latest state-of-the-art system, the Si™ Surgical System. “The new features of Si System will help us provide the best surgical outcomes for our patients and underscores our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery,” said Robert Conroy, Jr.. Chief Executive Officer of SPGH.
The acquisition also sets the hospital apart from others in the Tampa Bay area. Just as SPGH was the first in the region to get a robotic surgery system, the hospital is again the first to get the latest system available.
For more information on robotic surgery and how it benefits patients, please contact us at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Visit us online or call 1-888-741-5122 for answers to your questions and free referrals to doctors and specialists in the Tampa Bay area.