Tamarac, FL — University Hospital and Medical Center, a 317-bed acute care 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 will complement the hospital’s state-of-the-art existing orthopedic robotic systems to support more precise surgical procedures and shorter recovery periods.

“Just 18 months ago, we went from having limited robotic surgical capabilities to now having three, industry-leading robots. This is a big milestone for our facility and a large investment in our patients, physicians and community. These devices further demonstrate our commitment to providing state-of-the-art equipment and world-class care to our community,” 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 areas such as gynecology, general surgery, colorectal surgery, urology and orthopedics. University Hospital focuses on minimally invasive surgical offerings, which means that patients can experience less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, a 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. Recently, the health system announced the acquisition of 13 new surgical robots for minimally invasive procedures. 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."

To learn more about robotic-assisted surgery at University Hospital, visit: https://uhmchealth.com/specialties/robotic-surgery