St. Joseph's Hospitals are the region's leaders in performing all types of minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery. With three robots and 28 robotic surgeons on staff, we make it easy for you to find a surgeon and hospital near you. Our experienced surgeons have performed thousands of robotic surgeries, so you can rest assured that you are in capable, expert hands.
September 2013: Robotic Colorectal Program Named an Epicenter
St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, which features one of the nation’s most comprehensive robotic surgery programs, has earned special recognition as the first Epicenter for Robotic Colorectal Surgery in West Central Florida. Surgeons from throughout the nation will visit the St. Joseph's Hospital Advanced Center for Robotic Surgery and learn from César Santiago, MD, who is board certified in general and colon and rectal surgery, serves as the Center’s Medical Director. He is dedicated to building the entire Robotic Surgery Center and was instrumental in achieving Colorectal Epicenter status.
Only a small percent of surgeons are trained in the latest colorectal robotic techniques, but Dr. Santiago said these advancements are important to him because they help his patients feel better, faster. Visiting surgeons get a first-hand look at how Dr. Santiago utilizes robotic technology to provide the best possible outcomes for his patients.
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional minimally invasive surgery. During a robotic procedure, your surgeon is at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The robotic surgery system enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures with unmatched precision through very small incisions. See Why Robotic Surgery?
Robotic Surgery: Benefits for You
Undergoing a robotic surgical procedure offers many benefits to our patients, compared to having a traditional procedure or laparoscopic procedure. You will experience:
- Less pain
- Minimal blood loss
- Less scarring
- Fewer complications
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
Keep in mind that our surgeons have expertise in performing all types of surgery—traditional, laparoscopic and robotic. We always have your best outcome in mind and will choose the surgical approach to best suit your needs.
Robotic Surgery in Tampa, Florida
Patients living in the Tampa area can receive superior medical care and robotic surgical procedures at our affiliate hospitals, including:
- St. Joseph's Hospital
- St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital
- St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
- South Florida Baptist Hospital