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Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery

Minimally invasive tools and techniques allow surgeons to perform many surgeries through small, keyhole-size incisions that typically require only a stitch or two to close. For patients, this means a shorter hospital stay, a speedier recovery and getting back to their daily routine faster.

Our minimally invasive surgery team — the most experienced in the region — comprises more than 200 general and specialty surgeons, offering multidisciplinary expertise that ranges from cardiothoracic surgery to urological, gynecological and surgical cancer procedures, as well as bloodless surgery options.


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da Vinci Robotic Surgery

The first hospital in the region to pioneer da Vinci robotic surgery, Sarasota Memorial now has four surgical robots, including two of the latest da Vinci Xi systems optimized for complex cancers, a suite of “intelligent” operating rooms and dozens of da Vinci-trained surgeons in multiple specialties, including Bariatrics, Colorectal, General Surgery, Gynecology and GYN Oncology, Hepatobiliary/Gastrointestinal, Oncology, Thoracic and Urology.

The da Vinci system is equipped with revolutionary tools that provide superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, and greater precision for optimal performance of minimally invasive procedures. Its 3D cameras provide magnification 10 times that of the naked eye, while the instruments offer articulation and range of motion that would be impossible with the human wrist.

The benefits of minimally invasive and robotic surgery are significant:

  • Reduced pain and trauma
  • Fewer complications
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Reduced risk of blood loss (fewer transfusions)
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities

For more information or a referral to a da Vinci-trained or minimally invasive surgical expert, please call 941-917-7777 or search our online physician directory.