Robotic surgery is a potential treatment option for certain patients who are diagnosed with liver cancer. At Moffitt Cancer Center, the procedure is performed by a specially trained surgeon who uses the da Vinci® surgical console to remove a cancerous growth from the liver. The system’s instruments are capable of rotating in ways that a surgeon’s wrist cannot, allowing for more precise motion. And, the system’s enhanced visualization capabilities allow a surgeon to better view the surgical site, helping him or her to achieve the best possible outcome.
Robotic liver surgery can also result in a higher quality of life. As compared to traditional liver tumor resections, robotic procedures are associated with:
- Lower complication rates
- A reduced chance of infection
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
To help you determine if robotic surgery is right for you, Moffitt’s team will take into consideration a number of factors, including the stage and location of your tumor. Even if a robotic procedure is not the most appropriate option for your needs, our team will provide you with all of the information you need to make an educated choice. As a result of our individualized approach to treatment, commitment to providing the latest and most effective therapies and the specialized expertise of our oncologists, Moffitt’s liver cancer outcomes routinely exceed the national averages.
Referrals are not required to make an appointment at Moffitt. When you’re ready to find out more about robotic surgery or any of the other advanced treatments that we offer, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online to request an appointment.