Robotic Surgery is Performed Using the da Vinci Surgical System

This sophisticated robotic approach, like VATS, gives the surgeon access inside the chest cavity through tiny incisions. The surgeon controls the robot’s movements from a nearby console in the operating room. The robotic system provides improved visualization (using three-dimensional technology), better access to mediastinal tissues, and improved ability to remove lymph nodes as part of a cancer operation.

The use of these techniques is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Our Ocala surgeons choose the best approach for each patient, taking into account many factors, such as the patient’s particular condition, medical history and anatomy.

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