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.