At Florida Urology Center, we provide minimally invasive robotic surgery. This allows our surgeons to do the most complex surgeries in the body through tiny incisions. The Da Vinci Surgical System provides high power (10-15x) magnification of the operative field, thereby giving more precise and delicate movements of the surgical tools than can be achieved with the natural hands of the surgeon.
“The robotic does not do the surgery. It converts what the surgeon does on the outside into what happens on the inside. Therefore, it is a tool that can help a good surgeon do the operation better, but does not make a bad surgeon good. A robot can actually harm the patient with an inexperienced surgeon.” – Dr. John Burgers
Dr. Burgers served patients in Ohio for many years and has performed thousands of robotic surgeries. Listen to his explanation on robotic surgery.
Benefits of Robotic Surgery
With minimally invasive robotic technology, your outpatient procedure can be much easier on you and less disruptive to your life. As compared with traditional open surgery through large incisions, you can expect:
- Less pain and scarring
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss and need for transfusions
- Fewer complications
- Less need for hospitalization after surgery
- Quicker return to normal activities
- High power (10-15x) magnification of the operative field
Because robotic surgery is minimally invasive, most patients can recover in the comfort of their own homes with their family nearby. Combined with the most experienced robotic surgeons in east-central Florida and a superior care team at AdventHealth Hospital, patients will experience the best possible robotic surgery in a caring environment.
Robotic Surgery Procedures
We are pleased to offer our patients the benefits of robotic surgery for prostatectomies – the partial or complete removal of the prostate. A prostatectomy may be performed to treat prostate cancer or benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Prostate Cancer Screenings
Listen to an interview with Dr. John Burgers and Kurt Ludlow, news anchor and prostate cancer survivor, about the importance of prostate cancer screening.