Lake City, Fl — Lake City Medical Center is pleased to announce the launch of minimally invasive Robotic Surgery at the local 91-bed acute care facility. The new surgical robot system is designed to help the surgeons transcend the limitations of conventional surgery and to provide a minimally invasive option for a wide range of procedures.

Lake City Medical Center’s Robot is designed to deliver core surgical functionality, providing a flexible and economical solution for many robotic-assisted procedures. The new surgical system can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, and general surgery. By enabling efficient access throughout the abdomen, our new system expands upon core robotic features, including wristed instruments, 3D-HD visualization, intuitive motion, and an ergonomic design for the operating physician.

As with all Surgical Robotic Systems, the surgeon is 100% in control of the system, which translates his/her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The system’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient, through a smaller incision on average.

Lake City Medical Center’s timeline for beginning Robotic Surgery at the facility is the beginning of April. The initial implementation of the surgical robot will be for General Surgery procedures including but not limited to cholecystectomy, appendectomy, hernia repair, and gynecology.

Patients that require surgery completed using this system, can look forward to shorter recovery times, minimized surgical exposure, smaller and more precise incisions. We are truly thrilled to be a leader in this field and look forward to continue bringing Lake City and North Florida minimally invasive surgical options.

“We are most excited to offer an improvement in our technologies, to promote better patient outcomes. We are fully invested into positive healthcare outcomes for those in our community and robotic surgery is another huge step for our Hospital.” Rick Naegler, CEO- Lake City Medical Center, “We will continue to build on our services and procedures offered here, because we are committed to the care and improvement of human life, in our community.”