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Robotic Surgery: What Procedures Are an Option?

Last updated 2 years ago

Robotic surgery has revolutionized the patient experience. It offers a minimally-invasive surgery option with a high level of precision and a low level of post-operative pain. The risk of excessive blood loss during surgery is also reduced. Brandon Regional Hospital is proud to offer robotic surgery techniques for a number of procedures we perform. Here is a look at some of the robotic surgeries we offer at our Hillsborough County hospital.

Hysterectomy

Traditional hysterectomies are open surgeries known for their lengthy recovery times. With robotic surgery, the experience is completely different. At Brandon Regional Hospital, we offer the da Vinci hysterectomy for eligible patients. There are numerous benefits for women who have the da Vinci procedure. Surgeons perform the procedure with just a few small incisions, resulting in shorter hospital stays, less pain and blood loss, lower risk of infection, and minimal scarring. Women also appreciate getting back to their normal activities faster after a robotic hysterectomy.

Prostate Surgery

For men with prostate cancer, treatment usually involves surgery and radiation treatment. To remove cancer that has not spread beyond the prostate gland, surgeons usually recommend a procedure called a radical prostectomy, in which the cancer and parts of the surrounding prostate tissues are removed. By using robotic surgery for this procedure, surgeons can minimize the risk of damage to healthy tissue. Blood loss, post-operative pain, and risk of infection are all reduced.

Kidney Surgery

For patients with kidney tumors, a robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy can be an ideal solution. In addition to the usual benefits of robotic surgery, including shorter hospital stays and recovery times, robotic-assisted kidney surgery allows for shorter warm ischemia time, which is an important factor in protecting the kidney’s ability to function.

Could robotic surgery be right for you? Call Brandon Regional Hospital to find out. In addition to our cutting-edge surgical techniques, we offer stroke care, pediatrics, a NICU, and much more. For more information about our hospital, please call (888) 327-2636. 

 

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