University Hospital begins using 3rd Robotic System for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Dr. Martin Kubin, Anesthesiologist and Grace Birmingham, Director of Surgical Services for UHMC in front of the new addition of a da Vinci Xi robotic system.

By Sharon Aron Baron

University Hospital and Medical Center, a 317-bed hospital and a leader in breakthrough orthopedic care and joint replacement surgery in South Florida, has acquired another robotic system for minimally invasive surgery. 

The new addition of a da Vinci Xi robotic system will complement their state-of-the-art existing da Vinci XI and MAKO orthopedic robotic systems to support more precise surgical procedures and shorter recovery periods.   

These devices further demonstrate our commitment to providing state-of-the-art equipment and world-class care to our community,” said Ben Harris, Chief Executive Officer for University Hospital. 

Robotic surgery combines the human touch of highly trained surgeons with the precision of today’s most advanced technology. 

These systems can be used across various specialties in gynecology, general surgery, colorectal surgery, urology and orthopedics. 

“Just 18 months ago, we went from having limited robotic surgical capabilities to now – our third DaVinci robot – which will complement our Mako robotic joint replacement program,” said Harris, who added the addition was a  big milestone for the facility and a large investment in their patients, physicians and community. 

University Hospital focuses on minimally invasive surgical offerings, which means that patients can experience less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery and less scarring.

“We are proud to further our commitment to being a regional destination for advanced robotic surgery, offering high-quality care and surgical options to both patients and physicians,” said Harris. 

University Hospital is part of HCA East Florida, the largest healthcare system in Eastern Florida and an affiliate of HCA Healthcare. The health system announced 13 new surgical robots that include da Vinci Xi, Mako, CORI, Ion, Rosa and Monarch systems. The company is now home to 42 total surgical robots, one of the largest robotic fleets in the region. 

“This robotics acquisition speaks to the scale and strength of our HCA East Florida network as well as our commitment to driving innovation and safety across our hospitals,” said Charles Gressle, HCA East Florida Division President. “We are committed to offering our patients the most sophisticated, industry-leading surgical procedures.”

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