On September 12 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Baptist Health South Florida's Center for Robotic Surgery will broadcast live a scar-free gallbladder removal using the da Vinci robot. Anthony Gonzalez, M.D., Chief of Surgery and Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at Baptist Hospital will perform the procedure, while Jorge Rabazza, M.D., chief of surgery at South Miami Hospital will provide additional commentary. The use of robotics for single-incision cholecystectomy was approved in 2011, and South Miami Hospital is one of the pioneers in this type of surgery. Viewers are invited to send email questions to Dr. Gonzalez that will be answered during the LIVE webcast.
The skilled physicians at Baptist Health’s Center for Robotic Surgery perform more than 2,000 robotic surgeries each year at South Miami, Baptist and Doctors Hospitals. Many of the more than 50 surgeons who are part of the Center are considered pioneers in the field. Dr. Gonzalez is among the first surgeons in the country selected to be trained to perform single-incision robotic surgeries.
Providing the most effective care in the least invasive manner is the philosophy of Baptist Health’s Center for Robotic Surgery, where gynecological, thoracic, prostate, kidney, abdominal, colorectal, weight-loss and throat surgeries are done with the help of a robotic system.
Baptist Health Center for Robotic Surgery is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. Baptist Health also includes Baptist Hospital, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Baptist Children’s Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Doctors Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Mariners Hospital, Baptist Medical Group and outpatient locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities affiliated with Baptist Health.