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 our physician page.

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Specialized robotic surgical procedures

Robotic-assisted mitral valve surgery

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 Orange Park Medical Center 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 Orange Park Medical Center 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.

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North Florida Advanced Robotics Institute
Orange Park Medical Center

2001 Kingsley Ave
Orange Park, FL 32073

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