In recent years, new technological advancements have made robotic surgical systems
an important tool for treating certain medical conditions. Robotic surgery is minimally
invasive and offers many advantages over traditional methods including: smaller
incisions resulting in less pain, less scarring and faster recovery times.
Two well know robotic systems
are the Da Vinci® Surgical system and the Mako Rio® Robotic
Arm system. The Da Vinci® Surgical system is used in urological, gynecological
and cardiovascular procedures as well as noncancerous kidney conditions involving
The Mako Rio® Robotic Arm system is being used in orthopedic procedures
such as total hip replacement, partial knee resurfacing that require a high level
For information about Greater Miami hospitals that offer these procedures, please
see page 68 of this guide.
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