Robotic-Assisted Surgery at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
Setting New Surgical Standards to Benefit the Community
The surgical suites at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital set a new standard of care for general surgery, bariatric (weight loss) surgery, orthopedic surgery, gynecologic surgery and urologic surgery through the addition of state-of-the-art robotic platforms, the Da Vinci® Xi Surgical System and the ROSA® Knee System.
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital has robotic surgeons in a variety of specialties like general surgery, bariatrics, orthopedics, urology and gynecology. For more information or a robotic surgeon referral, call .
Robotic-Assisted Surgery Podcast
Have you heard the term "robotic surgery" but wondered what that really means? Morton Plant North Bay Hospital board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Pelaez-Echevarria breaks down what robotic-assisted surgery is, the different types of robots used in surgery and the benefits of this type of surgery for patients.
Patient Benefits of Robot-Assisted Surgery
- Less pain
- Minimal blood loss
- Less scarring
- Fewer complications
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
Is a Robot Performing My Surgery?
Robotic-assisted surgery is exactly that: robotic-assisted. The robotic platform cannot be programmed or make decisions on its own, so it could never replace your surgeon. It can only replicate the movements of the surgeon. When your surgeon moves, the instruments in the incision site respond precisely to those movements, in real time.
Robotic-assisted surgical procedures provide your surgeon with many benefits during the surgery including:
- More flexibility. Robotic instruments give your surgeon greater agility since they have more flexibility than a human hand.
- Enhanced picture. The screen at the console shows a magnified image of up to 10 times what the human eye can see, giving your surgeon a clearer 3-D picture.
- Better access. Your surgeon uses instruments that move like a human hand, but with far greater range of motion to access hard to reach places.