October 01, 2019
Sarasota, FL — Doctors Hospital of Sarasota is growing its robotic surgery capabilities. This week local orthopedic surgeons started performing procedures with the Mako robotic-arm. This medical robot joins two da Vinci xi surgical systems used for general surgery and the Mazor robot used for spine surgery. The hospital is the only one in the area to have all three robotic surgery offerings.
"This is the latest robotic technology and to have these comprehensive options at our hospital for patients in Sarasota and Manatee counties is exciting. This helps surgeons be incredibly accurate and that often means a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery time for patients. We are committed to providing the community with healthcare that is focused on improving their lives," said Robert Meade, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.
Robotic assisted surgery is often minimally invasive with smaller incisions. Surgeons are able to create a pre-operative plan using a 3-D model of the patient's body before going into the operating room. During the surgery, surgeons guide the robotic arms for increased accuracy and precision.