FAQs

HCA East Florida Robotics has an extensive network of 11 facilities with 24 da Vinci® Surgical Systems ( 14 da Vinci® XiTM Surgical Systems and 10 da Vinci® SiTM Surgical Systems). We are the largest robotic surgery network on the East Coast of Florida. Our multiple facilities throughout the region and the depth and breadth of our expert surgeons mean that patients are accommodated quickly and can be conveniently treated close to home.

Q: What are the advantages of robotic surgery versus conventional surgery?

A: In addition to the many benefits already discussed, the high-definition 3D camera provides surgeons with a view of the operating site that is magnified and much more detailed than is available to the naked eye. The mechanical arms afford the surgeon with more flexibility and greater control.

Q: How do I know if I am a candidate for robotic surgery?

A:Talk to your doctor about whether robotic surgery is the best choice for you.

Q: What is the difference between laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery?

A: Both are types of minimally invasive surgery, which most physicians feel is an advantage over traditional open surgery, when appropriate. While the two have many similar benefits, there are differences. In laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon is holding the instruments and camera; in robotic surgery, mechanical arms are doing this, which tends to increase range of motion. The magnified 3D images available with robotic surgery provide an enhanced view.

Q: Why should I refer my patient to HCA East Florida Robotics?

A: There is no substitute for experience. We are the largest healthcare provider in the region, and our surgeons perform more robotic surgeries than any other health system in South Florida. You can trust us to provide the highest quality healthcare and to put your patients first.

Q: You have multiple hospitals in your network. How do I know where to go/where to send my patients?

A: We can help you determine the best surgeon and facility for you/your patients. Contact HCA East Florida Robotics and our representatives will work with you to determine the best solution for you.

Q: Can I speak with someone about an HCA East Florida Robotics facility near me?

A: Yes. Call (877) 962-6667 to receive information about robotic surgery at your closest HCA East Florida hospital.