Robot-assisted surgery in St. Petersburg, Florida

At St. Petersburg General Hospital, we perform robotic surgery using state-of-the-art surgical systems. With robotic surgery, our surgeon's hand movements are scaled, filtered and seamlessly translated to the robot into precise movements.

For more information about robotic surgery, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at 888-741-5122.

Our robotic surgical technology

Our robotic surgical systems provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition, 3D vision and a magnified view. Our doctors control the robotic system, which translates their hand motions into small, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside of the body.

Benefits of robotic surgery

Robotic surgical technology allow doctors to perform complex surgical procedures through just a few tiny openings. As a result, robotic surgery offers patients many benefits compared to traditional open surgery, including:

  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Smaller incisions for minimal scarring

For these reasons, we use robotic surgical technology as an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy.

Robot-assisted procedures

We use our robotic surgical systems for general, urologic and gynecologic surgical procedures. Our surgery center staff helps prepare patients for surgery and are available to answer any questions they may have.

Robotic general surgery

Our surgeons perform a range of general surgical procedures using robotic technology, such as:

  • Appendectomy—Appendix removal
  • Arteriovenous fistula surgery—Artery to vein re-connection
  • Bowel resection—Partial removal of the bowel
  • Cholecystectomy—Gallbladder removal
  • Colon resection—Partial removal of the colon
  • Esophageal achalasia—Swallowing disorder treatment
  • Esophagogastrectomy—Removal of the esophagus and part of the stomach
  • Gallbladder surgery—Removal of the gallbladder and gallstones
  • Gastric bypass—Weight loss surgery that divides stomach into a small section and large section
  • Gastroplasty—Weight loss surgery that reduces the size of the stomach
  • Hernia repair—Returning displaced tissue due to a hernia to its proper position
  • Heller myotomy—Treatment for achalasia, a swallowing disorder, which affects the esophagus
  • Intrarectal surgery—Surgical treatment for rectal disorders
  • Lumbar sympathectomy—Nerve blocking procedure
  • Lysis of adhesions—Internal scar tissue surgery
  • Nissen fundoplication—Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) treatment
  • Pyloroplasty–Surgical treatment to widen the stomach
  • Sigmoidectomy—Removal of the sigmoid colon
  • Splenectomy—Removal of the spleen
  • Toupet fundoplication—GERD treatment

Robotic urologic surgery

As part of our urology services, we use robotic surgery to perform the following treatments for urinary tract conditions:

  • Adrenalectomy—Adrenal gland removal
  • Cystocele repair—Bladder prolapse treatment
  • Excision of renal cyst—Surgical treatment of cysts on the kidney
  • Lymphadenectomy—Surgical removal of the lymph node(s)
  • Nephrectomy—Surgical kidney removal
  • Nephropexy—Floating kidney treatment
  • Pelvic lymphadenectomy—Surgical removal of lymph node(s) of the pelvis
  • Prostatectomy—Surgical removal of the prostate
  • Pyeloplasty—Surgical reconstruction of the renal pelvis
  • Rectocele repair—Treatment to strengthen the tissue wall between the rectum and vagina
  • Renal cyst decortication—Removal of the surface layer of the kidney affected by cyst(s)
  • Ureteral reimplantation—Surgery of the tubes that connect the bladder to the kidneys
  • Ureterectomy—Full or partial removal of the ureter
  • Ureterolithotomy—Removal of stones from the ureter
  • Ureteroplasty—Ureter scar tissue removal
  • Varicocele treatment—Treating of enlarged veins within the scrotum
  • Vasovasostomy—Partial vasectomy reversal

Robot-assisted gynecologic surgery

Our hospital is home to a GYN Epicenter. We are one of two hospitals in the state of Florida and one of 28 hospitals in the U.S. to have one. Epicenter sites are chosen for their excellence in patient outcomes, their passion for teaching and their ability to convey to others the value and specific techniques involved in robotic surgery.

Our gynecology services include a range of treatments using robotic surgery, such as:

  • Burch colposuspension—Urinary incontinence treatment
  • Dermoid cyst removal—Surgical removal of a congenital sac-like growth
  • Endometrial ablation—Surgical removal of the endometrium
  • Hysterectomy—Surgical removal of the uterus and/or other reproductive organs
  • Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)—Minimally invasive surgical removal of the uterus and/or other reproductive organs
  • Myomectomy—Surgical removal of uterine fibroids
  • Oophorocystectomy—Surgical removal of ovarian cyst(s)
  • Oophorectomy—Surgical removal of one or both ovaries
  • Ovarian transposition—A procedure that prevents damage to the ovaries during radiation therapy
  • Sacrocolpopexy—Surgery for uterine or vaginal vault prolapse
  • Salpingectomy—Surgical removal of one or both fallopian tubes
  • Salpingo-oophorectomy—Surgical removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes
  • Tubal ligation—Surgical closing of the fallopian tubes
  • Tubal reanastomosis—Surgery to reverse tubal ligation
  • Tuboplasty—Surgical repair of the fallopian tubes
  • Vaginal prolapse repair—Surgical repair of vaginal prolapse