In November 2011, St. Petersburg General Hospital earned a special distinction as a GYN Robotic Surgery Training Epicenter. What does this mean to you? It means that our hospital has been singled out as a premiere facility that offers the da Vinci Surgical System for gynecology, and our staff has shown expertise in this technology.
As an Epicenter, we open our doors to surgeons and their teams from around the country who are interested in learning about robotic technology. They visit St. Pete General and learn from our surgeons, as well as all our operating room staff, including nurses, technicians and anesthesiologists. They observe operations and are guided through their initial cases.
Our own Meena Jain, MD, was a named a GYN Robotic mentor by the creators of the da Vinci system. A board-certified gynecologist, Dr. Jain is sought out by visiting surgeons and their teams to teach them more about the robotic technique. She takes time to illustrate how da Vinci works, answers questions, and allows others to gain knowledge from her experience. She remains up-to-date on this technology and is well versed in the best practices associated with it. As a mentor, she continues relationships with her trainees, via professional conferences and advanced training.
At St. Pete General we are pleased to offer a number of robotic gynecological surgical procedures, including hysterectomy, myomectomy, and sacrocolpopexy. By using this less invasive robotic technology, these procedures can be accomplished with smaller incisions than traditional surgery. That means a host of benefits for our patients, including:
- shorter hospital stays
- quicker recovery
- less scarring
- less blood loss
- less pain
- faster return to everyday life
To learn more about robotic surgery and how it can help you and those you love, visit us online. You can also call our Consult-A-Nurse service at 1-888-741-5122 to get answers to general health questions and obtain a physician referral. You can count on St. Pete General to stay informed about the latest technology and how it can help you protect your health.