FUA Minimally Invasive Surgery – The Robotic Surgeon
Florida Urology Associates performed the first minimally invasive surgeries in Orlando by using the da Vinci® Surgical system from Intuitive Surgical, Inc. in enabling the next generation of surgery. Incorporating the latest advancements in robotics and computer technology, the da Vinci® Surgical System is the only operative surgical robot that has been deemed safe and effective by the United States Food and Drug Administration for actually performing surgery.
By integrating ROBOTIC technology with the surgeon’s skill, the da Vinci® System enables surgeons to perform precise minimally invasive (MIS) surgery in a manner never before experienced to enhance healing and promote well-being. The da Vinci® Surgical System is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology. The System allows your surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site. The magnified, three-dimensional view the surgeon experiences enables him to perform precise surgery in complex procedures through small surgical incisions.
Florida Urology Associates currently holds the record for the most da Vinci® surgeries of its kind.
Patient benefits may include:
- Reduced pain and trauma to the body
- Less blood loss and need for transfusions
- Less post-operative pain and discomfort
- Less risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery and return to work
- Less scarring and improved outcomes
As a result, Minimally Invasive Surgery reduces trauma to the patient by allowing surgeries to be performed through small ports rather than large incisions, resulting in shorter recovery times, fewer complications and reduced hospitalization costs.
MIS has been widely adopted for certain surgical procedures, but it has not yet been widely adopted for complex procedures. The da Vinci® Surgical System increases the use of MIS techniques in complex procedures.