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, gynecologic surgery and urologic surgery through the addition of a state-of-the-art robotic platform, the Da Vinci® Xi Surgical System.

During a robotic procedure, the surgeon is at the controls of the robotic platform. The system allows surgeons to perform even the most complex procedures with extreme precision through very small incisions.

Morton Plant North Bay Hospital has robotic surgeons in a variety of specialties like general surgery, bariatrics, urology and gynecology. For more information or a robotic surgeon referral, call 1-800-BayCare (1-800-229-2273).

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.

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