What is Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery allows specially trained surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures with advanced technology. During robotic-assisted surgery, a surgeon controls instruments with mechanical arms from a console inside the operating room, providing the surgeon with a high-definition, 3-D view of the surgical site. This approach is designed to offer surgeons greater precision, flexibility and control.

What are some of the benefits? 

During minimally invasive robotic surgery, surgeons can perform even the most complex and delicate procedures by making small, intricate incisions, offering many benefits to the patient, which may include:

  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Quicker return to normal daily activities
  • Positive clinical outcomes

What Procedures Can Be Performed?

Broward Health hospitals offer minimally invasive robotic surgery. Your physician can help determine which type of minimally invasive or conventional open surgery is best for you. Robotic technology is used for several types of surgeries, including:

  • Cardiac
  • Colorectal
  • General
  • Gynecologic
  • Urologic

If you are considering surgery, consult with your surgeon to determine your needs and whether you may be a candidate for robotic surgery.

Broward Health Medical Center Accredited a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery

Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- Broward Health Medical Center has achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. The hospital has been recognized for providing the highest quality of care by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

Broward Health Medical Center met nationally and internationally recognized standards by meeting requirements proven to enhance outcomes and reduce the time patients spend in the hospital. This resulting accreditation distinguishes Broward Health Medical Center from many other surgical facilities by providing the highest quality of care to patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

"We are extremely honored to be recognized as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery," said Heather Havericak, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center/Salah Foundation Children's Hospital. "Our hospital's mission is to provide advanced, high-quality surgical care and optimal patient outcomes. We applaud our top surgeons who are dedicated to creating and sustaining this culture of excellence in robotics."

The following Broward Health Medical Center surgeons were also accredited by SRC for Excellence in Robotic Surgery:

  • Vladislav Gorbatiy, M.D., Urology
  • Ralph Guarneri, M.D., General/Trauma Surgery
  • Ronald E. Moore, M.D., Bariatric Surgery/General Surgery
  • Delisa Skeete-Henry, M.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology

Health care organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and site inspection. This process includes physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in the accredited program. The inspection is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization or surgeon improve its care and services.

"We're proud to recognize Broward Health Medical Center for their commitment to advancing and providing quality care for all patients," said Gary M. Pratt, CEO of SRC. "This accreditation signals that this hospital is among the best in this specialty and is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care possible."

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