The da Vinci Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced, robotic technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation. It does not act on its own and its movements are controlled by your surgeon. The da Vinci Surgical System has a 3D high definition (3D-HD) vision system, special instruments and computer software that allow your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. The 3D-HD image can be magnified up to 10 times so your surgeon has a close-up view of the area he or she is operating on. The da Vinci instruments have mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist – allowing your surgeon to make small, precise movements inside your body. The da Vinci software can minimize the effects of a surgeon’s hand tremors on instrument movements.

What kinds of surgery can be done using the da Vinci System?

The surgeons at the Robotic Surgical Institute can perform a range of operations using the da Vinci Surgical System including the following:
  • Radical Prostatectomy
    • With and without lymph node dissection
  • Nephrectomy
    • Radical
    • Partial
  • Sacral Colpopexy
  • Pyelolithotomy
  • Retroperitoneal  Lymph Node Dissection
  • Ureterectomy
  • Nephroureterectomy
  • Segmental Ureterectomy


The da Vinci System has been used successfully worldwide in approximately 1.5 million various surgical procedures to date. da Vinci – changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.

The da Vinci Surgical System is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. Your doctor controls the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.

Though it is often called a “robot,” da Vinci cannot act on its own. Surgery is performed entirely by your doctor. Together, da Vinci technology allows your doctor to perform routine and complex procedures through just a few small openings, similar to traditional laparoscopy.

Our team of surgeons is Robotic Surgical Institute’s most important asset. With nearly ten years’ experience conducting robotic-assisted surgeries, Robotic Surgical Institute is the only center of excellence in the Pensacola area to have a Robotic Fellowship Trained Surgeon. Our surgeons stay at the cutting edge of this field through actively conducting research and attending nationwide training in robotic techniques and developments – equipping them to choose the best treatment option for each individual patient.  A variety of sub specializations ensures that each patient receives the absolute finest care from his or her surgeon – during surgery and follow-up visits.

Assessing and treating any urological condition requires more than just surgery, which is why patients find Robotic Surgical Institute’s extensive offerings so valuable. As part of Woodlands Medical Specialists, Robotic Surgical Institute has access to onsite oncologists and diagnostic imaging modalities, allowing our surgeons and specialists to provide patients a full continuum of care in a single location. Underscoring our team approach is a culture of excellent communication and trust, both within our medical teams and between our surgeons and patients. This collaborative environment offers quicker diagnostics, comfort and convenience, shorter treatment times and, most importantly, the best possible health outcomes.

Robotic Surgical Institute provides robotic treatment options for all common urologic conditions. These can include benign kidney disorders, cancer of the bladder, kidney or prostate, and countless other issues affecting health and quality of life.

Robotic-assisted surgery can produce improved post operative outcomes. Patients often experience lower levels of pain, a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss and a faster recovery time, compared with those who have had traditional open surgery. Robotic-assisted surgery allows patients to spend less time recovering from treatment and more time enjoying the results.



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  • 4724 North Davis Highway
    Pensacola, FL 32503


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