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General Surgery

Our experienced general surgeons receive extensive training in using the robotic surgical system to perform a wide range of different robotic procedures.

Conditions We Treat

We treat a number of conditions using robotic procedures, including:

  • Stomach cancer
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Hernia

General Robotic Surgery in Tampa, Florida

If you suffer from a stomach or gallbladder condition, you may be concerned about the surgery and the long recovery that follows. With a robotic surgical system, procedures are more targeted and efficient, and the recovery period is shorter and less painful. Our goal is to treat your condition and get you back to doing the activities you love, pain free.

You may be wondering how a robotic procedure compares to a traditional, open procedure.

Robotic surgery versus traditional surgery:

 

Traditional Surgery

Robotic Surgery

Incision type

Large, in order to access the affected area

Small multiple incisions

Danger to surrounding organs and nerves

Greater, due to more manipulation of internal structures

Less, due to precision of robotic instruments

Risk of blood loss and infection

Greater, due to larger incision

Rare

Recovery period

Longer, more painful compared to robotic

Shorter, with less pain

Outcomes

Good

Greater precision leads to better outcomes

Robotic Procedures We Perform

Our surgeons are applying robotic surgery to more and more procedures. Currently, we offer the following robotic procedures: 

  • Cholecystectomy, the removal of your gallbladder, used to treat gallbladder disease
  • Gastrectomy, the removal of all or part of your stomach, used to treat stomach cancer
  • Heller myotomy, used to treat a swallowing disorder called achalasia. Your surgeon cuts the muscle of the lower esophagus, decreasing the pressure on the sphincter muscle and making swallowing easier.
  • Nissen fundoplication, used to treat reflux, heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Stomach cancer treatment


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