Minimally-Invasive Robotic Surgery in Broward County

University Hospital and Medical Center, located in Tamarac, FL, is proud to offer advanced robotic surgery options, allowing surgeons to operate with more accuracy, flexibility, and control than ever before.

To request a surgical consultation, a physician referral or more information about surgery at University Hospital and Medical Center, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (954) 724-6342.

How does robotic surgery work?

Minimally invasive robotic surgery allows surgeons to perform procedures without large incisions. Instruments on the robot's console arms create small incisions and precisely maneuver surgical tools in the abdomen or pelvis. During these procedures, the surgeon views the surgical site through a video monitor in the same room as the patient, allowing for greater precision and control. The surgeon manipulates the instruments in real-time through small incisions resulting in virtually scar-free surgery.

Benefits of robotic surgery

Robotic surgery provides enhanced visualization, control, and dexterity, overcoming many conventional surgery limitations and providing many benefits to the patient, including:

  • Enhanced surgical predictability with robotic guidance
  • A customized approach to surgery to match the patient’s needs
  • Less post-operative pain, scarring, and blood loss
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Quicker recovery period and return to normal activities

Robotic-assisted procedures performed

Robotic surgery is available for many general, orthopedic, urology, and gynecological procedures, including:

  • Appendectomy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Hip replacement
  • Hysterectomy
  • Ventral hernia repair (fix tears in the abdominal wall)
  • Surgery for acid gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

University Hospital and Medical Center is proud to be the home to three robots – MAKO for orthopedic surgery, and the DaVinci Xi and Si for General Surgery, Urology, and Gynecology.

Scheduled procedures are performed from Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Emergency procedures are performed as needed 24-hours a day. For more information about preparing for your surgery and postoperative care, visit our surgery page.