The da Vinci® Si Surgical System is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. Your doctor controls the da Vinci® System, which translates his or her hand movements into small, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside of the body. Though this is often called a “robot,” the da Vinci System cannot act on it own: Instead, the surgery is performed entirely by your physician.
Together, the da Vinci® Si Surgical System allows doctors to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings. As a result, you may be able to get back to life faster without the usually recovery following major surgery.
St. Petersburg General Hospital utilizes 2 of the da Vinci® Surgical Systems, which provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform.
What Robotic Procedures Are Performed?
St. Petersburg General Hospital uses Robotic Surgery in the treatment of the following areas:
- General Surgery
- Gynecology / Oncology
- 2 Dedicated Robotic Surgical Suites
- The new da Vinci® SI model at St. Petersburg General Hospital provides surgeons with 3D high-definition vision with up to 10x magnification.
- GYN Robotic Surgery Epicenter
- 3/31/2011 - St. Petersburg General Hospital is Tampa Bay Area Leader in Training Surgeons on the Latest Robotic Technology
- 3/31/2011 - St. Petersburg General Hospital Offers the Newest Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery Technology
- 11/9/11 - St Petersburg General Hospital Named a Distinguished GYN Robotic Training Epicenter
- 4/16/12 - Surgical Team at St Petersburg General Hospital Removes Gallbladder Through Tiny Belly Button Incision
- 5/31/2013 - First Robotic Single-Site Hysterectomy in Tampa Bay Performed at St Petersburg General Hospital
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