VIDEO: Robotics Takes Center Stage At Wuesthoff Health System
By Space Coast Daily // May 7, 2015
robotics offers a number of advantages
ABOVE VIDEO: Robotics has taken center stage at Wuesthoff Health System. In leading hospitals, the robotic era has begun. In the hands of specially trained surgeons, robotics offers a number of advantages. (SpaceCoastDaily Video)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Robotics has taken center stage at Wuesthoff Health System. In leading hospitals, the robotic era has begun.
In the hands of specially trained surgeons, robotics offers a number of advantages.
Surgeons enjoy better freedom of movement and more control as the natural tremor of the human hand is eliminated, making resection and suturing more precise.
Robotics systems create detailed 3-D images of the area being treated, surgeons enjoy excellent depth perception, an advantage impossible with the 2-D images generated by laparoscopic systems.
“With robotics, surgeons have an invaluable minimally invasive tool that provides patients with several advanatages over traditional surgery such as less postoperative discomfort, quicker recovery and less scarring,” said Dwayne Badgett, MD, Chief of Surgery at Wuesthoff Medical Center in Rockledge.
Wuesthoff Health System has 17 surgeons trained in robotic applications for a wide range of specialities including thoracic, gynecologic, urologic, bariatric, general, renal and colorectal surgery.
The surgeons underwent extensive training , developed expertise under the guidance of surgeons experienced in robotics and completed a significant number of procedures before privileges were granted.
“We are fortunate to have some of the field’s thought leaders practicing here,” said Tim Cerullo, CEO of Wuesthoff Health System.
“They are truly advancing robotic surgery and adopting new applications.”
“The robotics-trained surgeons on staff at our medical centers are performing complex cases such lobotomies to treat lung cancer, removing tumors within the kidney or prostate gland, treating colorectal cancer, performing hysterectomies, treating pelvic organ prolapse and completing a wide range of general surgery operations including hernia and gallbladder surgeries,” said Cerullo.
The Robotic Surgery Center at Wuesthoff Health System is home to some of the most sought-after physicians in the country performing the newest, most innovative techniques in surgery today.
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