The Frank E. and Mary D. Walsh Robotic Surgery Program at Jupiter Medical Center. A Major Breakthrough of Very Small Proportions.
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
The da Vinci surgical tool gives physicians unparalleled precision, control and dexterity, combined with high definition views inside the body. Our Robotic Surgery Program offers more than new technology. It means that our team of physicians, nurses and staff are working together to give our patients better outcomes, with less pain and faster recovery.
- Donna Pinelli, M.D.
Board Certified Gynecologic Oncology, Robotic Surgery Program Medical Director
Today, complex conditions including gynecologic, urologic, colorectal and thoracic procedures can be treated with minimally-invasive surgery using the da Vinci® robotic surgical system. This approach provides your surgeon better vision and greater precision and control. It requires only a few small incisions, so you can get back to your life faster.
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Colorectal Surgery refers to surgery performed on the colon, rectum, or both. Colorectal surgery is performed for cancer as well as a range of noncancerous (benign) conditions.
- Rectal Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease)
- Low Anterior Resection
Rectal cancer patients can be treated with a surgical procedure called low anterior resection, where the lower portion of the colon - where the tumor is located - is surgically removed.
Patients with colorectal conditions such as colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, and infl ammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) can be surgically treated with colectomy, a procedure to remove all or part of the colon.
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Gynecologic Surgery refers to surgery performed on the female reproductive organs. It is performed for cancer as well as a range of non-cancerous (benign) gynecologic conditions.
- Endometriosis/Adenomyosis/Pelvic Pain
- Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
- Uterine Fibroids
- Vaginal Prolapse
- Gynecologic Cancers
Women who experience benign (non-cancerous) gynecologic conditions, and those with early-stage gynecologic cancer, are often treated with hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus.
Women with uterine fibroids who want to preserve the uterus can be treated with myomectomy, the surgical removal of fibroid tumors.
Prolapse (or falling) of any pelvic floor organs (vagina, uterus, bladder or rectum) occurs when the connective tissues or muscles in the body cavity are weak and cannot hold the pelvis in its natural position. Sacrocolpopexy is a procedure to surgically correct vaginal vault prolapse where mesh is used to hold the vagina in the correct anatomical position. This procedure can also be performed following a hysterectomy to treat uterine prolapse to provide longterm support of the vagina.
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- K. Adam Lee, MD, FACS
Thoracic Surgery Medical Director
Thoracic Surgery refers to surgery performed on the lungs, esophagus, chest wall and mediastium. Thoracic surgery is performed for cancer as well as a range of esophageal disorders.
- Lung Cancer
- Myasthenia Gravis/Thymomas
- Mediastinal Masses
- Esophageal Disorders - Achalasia, Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Patients with early stage Non Small Cell Lung Cancer can be treated with a surgical procedure called lobectomy, where lung lobes with cancer lesions are surgically removed.
Patients with Myasthenia Gravis - a neuromuscular disorder causing muscle weakness - can be treated with a procedure called thymectomy, where they thymus gland is surgically removed.
- Mediastinal Resections
Patients with tumors or masses in the chest cavity between the lungs can be treated with a procedure called resection of mediastinal masses, where the masses are removed through a small incision.
Patients with Achalasia - a disorder affecting the ability of the esophagus to move food to the stomach - can be treated with a procedure called myotomy, where the esophageal muscle is repositioned.
- Belsey Fundoplasty
Patients with GERD can be treated with a procedure called Belsy Fundoplasty, where the esophagus is surgically corrected.
Get more information on Jupiter Medical Center's Thoracic Surgery & Lung Center.
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Urologic Surgery refers to surgery performed on the male and female urinary tract organs and male reproductive organs. Urologic surgery is performed for cancer as well as a range of noncancerous (benign) urologic conditions.
- Prostate Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Kidney Disorders
- Bladder Cancer
- Urinary Obstruction
Patients with kidney cancer or severe kidney damage are often treated with nephrectomy, a surgical procedure to remove a kidney or part of a kidney. Conditions treated include cancer of the kidney (renal cell carcinoma); polycystic kidney disease (a disease in which cysts, or sac-like structures, displace healthy kidney tissue); and serious kidney infections.
Patients with a urinary obstruction may be treated with pyeloplasty, a surgical procedure to reattach the healthy part of the kidney to the healthy part of the ureter - the narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
Prostate cancer patients and patients with an enlarged prostate causing urinary symptoms can be treated with prostatectomy, a surgical procedure to remove the prostate.
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General surgery refers to the surgical treatment of injury or disease affecting almost any area of the body. da Vinci Surgery is a minimally invasive option for patients facing abdominal or gastrointestinal surgery.
Patients with gallbladder disease may require surgery to remove the gallbladder. This could be due to inflammation, infection, or blockage (obstruction) of the gallbladder.
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