Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery

The Frank E. & Mary D. Walsh Robotic Surgery Program at Jupiter Medical Center is one of the most comprehensive programs in the area and offers the leading technology of the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical Systems. The introduction of the Xi™ system established Jupiter Medical Center as one of the first facilities in the world to possess this technology. The da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical Systems are sophisticated robotic platforms designed to enable complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach. The system consists of an ergonomic surgeon’s console, a patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms, a highperformance 3D/HD vision system and proprietary EndoWrist® instruments with Intuitive® motion. During robotic surgery, the surgeon sits at the system console next to the patient, and has a 3D view inside the patient’s body while controlling the robot’s four arms in real time. The system translates the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger actions into precise movements with the da Vinci’s miniaturized instruments. Patients realize tremendous benefit with minimally invasive robotic surgery including fewer complications, less blood loss, lower risk of infection, shorter hospital stay, less pain, and faster return to normal quality of life.

“Our investment in the most technologically advanced surgical equipment available, the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical Systems, speaks to our commitment to transform patient care,” says Dr. Lee, “and our desire to build a hopeful future for cancer care in South Florida.”

Leading-Edge Cancer Care

Our program was one of the first ten in the world to install the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System, the most advanced robotic system available. Using the da Vinci surgical system enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with increased vision, precision, dexterity and control.

Our expertise spans thoracic, gynecologic, urologic and colorectal cancers with over 20 robotically-skilled surgeons working across eight different specialties.