da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Patients at Manatee Memorial Hospital can get all the advantages of minimally invasive, advanced robotic surgery now that experienced physicians at the hospital are using the da Vinci® Surgical System. This minimally invasive technique helps reduce pain and trauma to the body, lessens blood loss, lowers risk of infection, shortens length of hospital stay and promotes quicker recovery with less scarring.

The da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to maneuver into confined spaces within the body with 3D magnification while providing a greater range of motion and precision with specialized instruments.

Manatee Memorial Hospital is the first in Manatee County to offer minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System.

The Benefits Of Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery provides a number of benefits to patients, including:

  • Reduced pain and trauma to the body
  • Less blood loss and reduced need for transfusions
  • Less postoperative pain and discomfort
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Quicker recovery and return to work
  • Less scarring and improved cosmetics
  • More precise surgery

How Does robotic surgery Work?

da Vinci Robotic SurgeryDuring most robotic surgery procedures, the surgeon makes a series of tiny incisions (ports for instruments) in the body through which the da Vinci® robotic arms are inserted. The three robotic arms are inserted through the ports. One of the arms is a tiny video camera and the other two hold surgical instruments. Sitting at a computer console located about ten feet from the operating table, the surgeon views a three-dimensional image from inside the patient’s body. From the console, the surgeon controls the robotic arms that are inside the patient.

Surgeons at Manatee Memorial use the da Vinci® robot to perform minimally invasive procedures including:

Single-site™ robotic surgery—new at mmh

Surgeons at Manatee Memorial Hospital are now performing single-site robotic surgery using the daVinci® Surgical System. With new robotic technology, surgery is performed with just one precise incision through the bellybutton – less than one inch in length!

This minimally invasive technique helps alleviate discomfort for patients, reduces blood loss, shortens length of hospital stay, and minimizes scarring allowing for a quicker recovery.

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.


The highly trained surgeons are recognized nationally for their surgical expertise and offer comprehensive care for patients undergoing surgery.
Manatee Memorial Hospital is the first in Manatee County to offer EsophyX™, a new surgical choice for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or heartburn, without making any incisions in the patient’s body.
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