The North Florida Advanced Robotics Institute at Orange Park Medical Center provides a range of robotic surgeries to North Florida and Southeast Georgia. Our facility has performed over 2,500 procedures, which is more than any other surgery center in the region. The Institute has 15 world-class robotic surgeons and offers robotic surgery within a variety of specialties.


Video Library

  • Welcome to the North Florida Advanced Robotics Institute

  • The Benefits of Robotic OB/GYN Surgery

  • Robotic Advancements in OB/GYN Surgery

  • Robotic Surgery and the Single Site Hysterectomy

  • Physicians Curing Lung Cancer - TV Spot +

  • Robotic Mitral Valve Repair - Nathan Bates, MD, FACS

  • Robotic Mitral Valve Procedure

  • Robotic Urological Surgery - Mary Ann Kenneson, MD

  • Robotic General Surgery: What You Need to Know


What to expect with robotic surgery

Robotic surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery that uses miniaturized surgical isntruments to operate through several small incisions. The small instruments allow surgeons to have maximum range of motion and precision. Some of the benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Minimal scarring
  • Less trauma to the patient
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery time
  • Decreased use of pain medications
  • Less bleeding
  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Quicker return to regular activities

Preparation and recovery for robotic surgery are very similar to normal surgery. You will receive preoperative testing and you should follow your doctor’s guidelines on postoperative care. While there is typically less pain with robotic surgery, you may find there will be some areas of discomfort around the surgical site that can last a few weeks.

To schedule an appointment with one of our robotic surgeons or for more information, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® referral line at (800) 889-3627.

Robotic surgical procedures we offer

Cardiac procedures

  • Mitral valve repair

Lung procedures

  • Pulmonary lobectomy
  • Wedge resection

General surgery procedures

  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colon resection
  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Ventral hernia
  • Inguinal hernia

Gynecology

  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Endometriosis resection

Joint replacement surgery procedures

  • Total knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement

Urology

  • Prostatectomy
  • Nephrectomy, both radical and partial
  • Adrenalectomy

Our physicians

At Orange Park Medical Center we have assembled the best surgeons in our area, providing experienced and specialized care for a variety of conditions. A multispecialty group of world-class surgeons, nurses, surgical technicians and board-certified anesthesiologists have perfected patient care before, during and after surgery. All of our teams have received specialized training in robotic techniques.

For more information on our surgeons who perform robotic surgery or to choose a physician, please visit Find a Doctor .

Specialized robotic surgical procedures

Robotic-assisted mitral valve surgery

The North Florida Advanced Robotic Institute is the only center in North Florida and Southeast Georgia to perform robotic-assisted mitral valve repair.

Mitral valve surgery is performed to correct a leaking mitral valve, also known as mitral valve regurgitation or prolapse, which can cause heart failure. In most cases, this procedure does not require the sternum or breastbone to be opened and the ribs do not need to be spread to perform the procedure. This allows for a much less invasive procedure, shorter recovery and smaller incisions.

Robotic-assisted lung lobectomy

The surgical team at the North Florida Advanced Robotics Institute was the first in North Florida and South Georgia to perform a minimally invasive lung lobectomy with robotic assistance. A lung lobectomy removes part of a patient’s lung due to lung cancer. Robot-assisted lung surgery allows surgeons to make small incisions between the ribs in order to remove a lobe of the lung.

Robotic-assisted gynecological surgery

At the North Florida Advanced Robotics Institute we are able to treat the following gynecological conditions using robotic surgery:

  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Fibroid tumors
  • Pelvic and uterine prolapse
  • Cervical and uterine cancers

Our surgeons perform approximately 98 percent of hysterectomies robotically. Recently, our surgeons pioneered the single site hysterectomy, allowing them to perform hysterectomies through a single, tiny incision in the belly button.

Robotic general surgery

Our surgeons are able to treat the following general abdominal conditions robotically:

  • Gallbladder disease and stones
  • Hernias
  • Gastric disease
  • Gastric cancer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Colorectal disease

Robotic urological surgery

We also treat a number of urologic conditions robotically, including:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney obstructions
  • Pelvic prolapse

Robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery

Orange Park Medical Center provides alternatives to traditional, invasive orthopedic surgeries by using minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery. A 3D model of the patient’s hip or knee is used to pre-plan and assist the surgeon in performing a joint replacement surgery.

Patient stories

Chet DolesAfter his mitral valve surgery, Chet Doles said, “I recovered in two weeks versus two months, and I’m back doing just about everything I want to do.”

Cynthia LeportiAfter her single site hysterectomy, Cynthia Leporti said, “I had a single-site hysterectomy and was out of the hospital only 23 hours after surgery. It was such an amazing recovery—very little pain and no scars.”

Walter RountreeWalter Rountree received mitral valve surgery at Orange Park and said, “It was a God-send that my condition was found and there was a less invasive way to treat it. I was only in the hospital for three days.”

Katherine HensenKatherine Hensen received colon surgery at Orange Park and said, “The robotic surgery was less invasive and the recovery time was much quicker.”

Lourdes HaliliAfter her mitral valve surgery, Lourdes Halili said, “I was so happy that I had virtually no pain and only a small scar from my surgery.”

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Orange Park, FL 32073

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