By Nick Gilbert
Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy and Dr. Sharona Ross, experts in Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS) surgery and hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery, have selected Florida Hospital Tampa, where they will extend their clinical research.
Based on minimally invasive and single-site laparoscopic techniques that are effective for treating digestive disorders and pancreatic cancer, the two experts are expanding the surgical options for patients that will ultimately contribute to improved patient outcomes.
Being honored as one of the Best and Most Compassionate Doctors in America, Dr. Rosemurgy stated that he has over 20 years of expertise in providing patients with varied surgical treatments including gastric, general, esophageal, liver and gallbladder, and small intestine, and pancreatic. Integration of minimally invasive LESS and robotic-assisted procedures with more traditional ‘open’ operations ensures patients with the most rapid and advanced surgical techniques.
Using LESS and single port robotic surgery, surgeons can efficiently perform abdominal surgery via single incision in the bellybutton using special instruments. The surgeons use the Olympus platform for achieving unique imaging, versatility, and flexibility. However, the Covidien platform supports single site laparoscopic surgery and the da Vinci System. Besides providing cosmetic benefit, the virtually ‘scarless’ incision created in LESS and single port robotic surgical procedures ensure patients with shorter hospital stays, reduced pain, minimal blood loss and quick recovery time.
Based on the potential at Florida Hospital Tampa, Dr. Rosemurgy and Dr. Ross will further develop research and clinical efforts in pancreatic, hepatic, bilary and esophageal surgery in addition to minimally invasive surgical techniques.