Tampa General Hospital First in Florida to Use New Single-Incision Robot

April 4, 2019 – Tampa General Hospital has become the first hospital in Florida to successfully complete a urologic surgery using a sophisticated new robot, cutting just one small incision to allow for a more rapid and less painful recovery.

The new robot, Intuitive’s da Vinci SP surgical system, arrived at Tampa General last week and surgeons used it this morning to successfully remove a patient’s cancerous prostate. Tampa General is one of the first initial sites in the country to install an SP, or single port, da Vinci robot.

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