Orlando Health doctors are collaborating with physicians at Doctors’ Center Hospital Orlando Health – Dorado to launch the hospital’s robotic surgery center in Puerto Rico.

Robotic surgery enables surgeons to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible through conventional surgery.

Orlando Health recently hosted a Robotic Surgery Symposium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where panelists discussed advanced surgical techniques in a variety of specialties, including colorectal surgery, gynecology, bariatric surgery, hernia repair, thoracic surgery, lung cancer treatment, and urological reconstructive surgery.

“This symposium is a demonstration of Orlando Health’s commitment to support the development of the robotic surgery program at Doctors’ Center Hospital Orlando Health – Dorado,” said Alexis Sanchez, MD, director, robotic surgery program, Orlando Health. “Through this partnership, we continue to share knowledge as we work toward the ultimate goal of the program – providing the best healthcare to people on the island using the latest technology.”

Robotic surgery uses small incisions that result in less trauma to the body, a lower risk of complications and faster healing. Surgeons gain a magnified 3D view inside the body, making it possible to do less invasive surgery in even the most challenging conditions.

“In Puerto Rico, there have only been a few places that can perform this type of procedure,” said Juan Carlos Marcial, chief executive officer, Doctors’ Center Hospital Orlando Health – Dorado. “By opening this new center in Dorado, it’s going to increase the access to our patients and give them a high-quality service in a state-of-the-art facility.”

In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more in FY 21.