Roland Powers, DO Brings Advanced Single Site Robotic Gynecological Surgery to Northeast Florida
December 17, 2013
Orange Park Medical Center physician Roland Powers, DO, of North Florida OB/GYN, is the first physician in the northeast Florida region to have completed a very specialized training to perform single site gynecological robotic surgery, with a major focus on benign hysterectomies.
“Performing single site gynecological surgery is a terrific, safe option that given a choice, most patients will absolutely prefer,” said Dr. Powers. “Surgeries that normally require three to five incisions will now only require one through the navel area, resulting in quicker healing, less pain and most importantly, virtually no scar at all.”
Dr. Powers is an experienced robotic surgeon, having performed more than 300 robotic cases. He also performed the 1,001st robotic surgery at Orange Park Medical Center, which is the leading hospital in all of northeast Florida for gynecological robotic surgery, with two state-of-the-art da Vinci robots. “Dr. Powers is a great example of how cutting edge technology coupled with physician expertise can provide extraordinary outcomes for our patients,” said Chad Patrick, CEO of Orange Park Medical Center. “We are excited about our extensive robotics program rising to even greater heights.”
Dr. Powers is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also the proctor/trainer for North Florida physicians in the region. He completed his internship at Humana Palm Beach and completed his residency at the University of Florida. He has been in private practice in the Jacksonville area since 1991. He is a Captain in the Navy Reserves and has served for more than 35 years.
In addition to performing gynecological surgeries using the da Vinci robotic surgical system, Dr. Powers performs a variety of related laparoscopic procedures as well as obstetrics. Dr. Powers’ practices at the North Florida OB/GYN Orange Park offices located at 1680 Eagle Harbor Parkway and 1605 Kingsley Avenue.