The surgeons at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg perfrom robotic surgery- a minimally invasive approach to surgery that allows surgeons to perform complex surgical procedures through small incisions. For patients, robotic surgery may offer:
Less pain and scarring
Lower risk of infection
Shorter hospital stays
Robotic surgery is similar to laparoscopic techniques, in which small incisions are made near the surgical treatment area. From a console in the operating room, the surgeon remotely manipulates surgical instruments, which are attached to robotic arms, to perform surgery through the incisions. A powerful camera provides magnified, 3-D images to provide clear details of the surgical area. Robotic technology gives surgeons enhanced dexterity, precision and range of motion.
Robotic Surgical System
In addition to providing surgeons with higher quality control, precision, dexterity and visualization than that of traditional surgical techniques, the robotic surgical system offers enhanced, high-definition 3D vision for superior clarity. Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s system is unique in that it also provides a simulator to support the ongoing training needs of surgeons.
As a teaching hospital, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg delivers the necessary knowledge, skills and support to develop tomorrow’s physicians. The robotic-assisted surgical system will serve as a great training tool for the health system’s family medicine and OB/GYN residency programs, ensuring our community’s future physicians are skilled in using advanced technology.