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