South Florida Hospital News
Sunday June 13, 2021

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June 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 12



University Hospital Acquired Third Robotic System and is Part of HCA East Florida – 
Home to One of the Largest Robotic Fleets in the Region 
June 9, 2021– 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 da Vinci Xi robotic system for minimally invasive surgery. The new addition will complement the organizations’ state-of-the-art existing da Vinci XI and MAKO 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 – our third DaVinci robot – which will complement our Mako robotic joint replacement program. 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. Just recently, the health system announced 13 new surgical robots that include da Vinci Xi, Mako, CORI, Ion, Rosa and Monarch systems. 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: 
About University Hospital and Medical Center
University Hospital and Medical Center is a 317-bed acute care hospital. Since opening in 1974, University Hospital has been a leader in bringing breakthroughs in orthopedic care and joint replacement. University Hospital is part of HCA East Florida, the largest healthcare system in Eastern Florida and an affiliate of HCA Healthcare. HCA East Florida offers multiple ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, urgent care and free-standing emergency care facilities, as well as a supply chain center and an integrated regional lab. Together, HCA East Florida employs more than 18,800 employees and has more than 6,900 physicians on staff. For more information, visit
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