Robotic Surgery At palm Beach Digital Surgery Institute

Throughout the years, surgery has evolved from large incisions to minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Today physicians can surgically treat patients through tiny surgical openings, often reducing infection, recovery time and scars. This is made possible through the use of robotic instruments.

If you’re looking for an experienced robotic surgeon, look no further than Eduardo Parra-Davila MD, FACS. Dr. Parra has performed more than 2,000 robotic surgeries, and educated surgeons worldwide. Prior to joining Palm Beach Health Network Physician Group, Dr. Parra served as the Director of Minimally Invasive and Colorectal Surgery and the Director of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction at Florida Hospital Celebration Health in Orlando, FL. Previously, he also served as the Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Program at a Hospital in Boca Raton and as the Chief of General Surgery at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami.

Dr. Parra reassures his patients he is in full control throughout their operation. “Robotic” refers to the instruments he uses. Dr. Parra can control the instruments via the da Vinci ® surgical system, allowing for a level of precision and range of motion not possible with the human hand.

This chanced precision and range of motion is particularly important for bariatric surgeries. A morbidly obese patient can present a unique challenge for physicians performing the surgery without the benefit of the robotic instruments. “Due to the patient’s thick abdominal wall, the physical effort required by the surgeon to overcome the density of tissue needed for execution of the surgery can be limited,” explains Dr. Parra. “The robotic platform allows for a greater range of motion, and facilitates the procedure with steady movement and dexterity throughout the operation.”

For more information or to make an appointment, call the Palm Beach Digital Surgery Institute at (561) 227-9238.