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If you are scheduled to have surgery, there's a good chance you will be going home on the same day as the procedure.
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Experienced surgeons and advanced technology
It is nice to know that one of the nation's top-ranking hospitals for General Surgery is located right here in your community. Bayfront Health Dade City has consistently been recognized for excellence in general surgery.
Our award winning surgery suite features five operating rooms for inpatient and outpatient services. Surgeons from various fields including general, colorectal, orthopedic, thoracic, gynecologic, urological and vascular utilize advanced skills to perform surgeries. Our surgeons are leaders in incisionless, minimally invasive (MIS), single incision, and laparoscopic techniques.
Same day surgery is also available for patients needing outpatient services such as breast biopsy, laparoscopic gallbladder, shoulder arthroscopy, cystoscopy, carpal tunnel release, D&C's, hemorrhoidectomy, lap-hernia and lithotripsy. Waiting family members receive a remote pager that gives them the flexibility to move about the hospital without losing contact with our surgical staff.
The next time you or a family member faces surgery, trust your care to Bayfront Health Dade City's team of award-winning surgeons and staff.
A leader in minimally invasive options
Bayfront Health Dade City prides itself on being a leader in minimally invasive surgerical techniques. Our surgeons frequently use minimally-invasive procedures as an alternative to traditional open surgery. For the patient, a minimally-invasive surgery, sometimes referred to as ‘keyhole’ surgery, means small surgical scars, less trauma to the body, and often a quicker recovery time and shortened hospital stay.
Laparoscopic surgery is performed through up to four small incisions, which are each no more than half-an inch. Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) is done through one small incision made in the umbilicus (navel). Using specialized techniques, (miniature cameras with microscopes, tiny fiber-optic flashlights and high definition monitors) surgeons in many specialties can perform surgery through an incision that requires only a stitch or two to close.
Incision-less surgery is performed through one of the body’s natural orifices to eliminate external incisions.
Minimally invasive procedures:
- Single-Incision laparoscopic surgery
- Reproductive medicine/urogynecology
- Cholecystectomy (gallbladder)
- Hernia repair
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS™)
Bayfront Health Dade City is proud to once again be on the forefront of an emerging minimally-invasive surgical technique - Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS™). Bayfront Dade City was the first hospital in Pasco County to offer single incision laparoscopic surgery using the Covidien SILS™. The pioneer surgery was a LAP-BAND® procedure – an adjustable gastric band for weight loss – performed by renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Lee Grossbard in April, 2009. Chief of Surgery Dr. P. Krishnaraj was the first surgical specialists at Bayfront Dade City to adopt the SILS technique for the majority of his surgical patients.
The SILS™ procedure offers the patient an even less invasive alternative to the traditional laparoscopic surgery. This revolutionary procedure utilizes one single incision point through the patient’s umbilicus, or belly button, ultimately resulting in the potential for no visible scar. By comparison, traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomies involve up to four ½-inch or smaller incisions that may leave scars. As with any laparoscopic procedure, SILS™ technology also provides patients with a faster recovery time and less postoperative pain versus traditional open surgery.
The SILS™ procedure is used for many laparoscopic surgeries including hernia repair, cholecystectomy (also know as gallbladder removal), various gynecological procedures, among other areas. If you are facing a possible surgery, speak to your surgeon to see if Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the SILS™ procedure?
The SILS™ procedure is a laparoscopic surgical procedure using a single incision (through the belly button) to accomplish any number of treatments including gallbladder removals, gynecologic procedures (like hysterectomies) and others. By utilizing just one incision, the SILS™ procedure avoids the multiple entry points – usually involving up to four ½-inch or smaller incisions – required by traditional laparoscopic techniques.
What conditions can be treated with the SILS™ procedure?
The SILS™ procedure is often performed for the purpose of gallbladder removal. The SILS™ procedure can also be utilized in bariatric, urologic and gynecologic procedures.
Who is a candidate for a SILS™ procedure?
Generally, candidates for traditional laparoscopic surgery are also candidates for the SILS™ procedure. Criteria may include: no prior surgery and an elective or non-emergent case.
What benefits does the SILS™ procedure offer over standard laparoscopic procedures?
Unlike general laparoscopic procedures that require four ½-inch or smaller incisions and can leave visible scars at all sites of entry, the SILS™ procedure is accomplished through a single 20mm incision through the belly button – resulting in the potential for no visible scar. Moreover, a single incision minimizes the wound pain that may accompany additional sites of entry.
Are there risks associated with the SILS™ procedure?
Yes, any surgical procedure can result in complications. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, potential problems of any surgery could include pain, injury to organs, bleeding, infection, hernia, adhesions and scarring. Evidence currently supports that traditional laparoscopic procedures generally result in better quality-of-life outcomes than open surgery, but the SILS™ procedure itself has yet to undergo this evaluation.
With surgical services, experience matters
We’re proud that every Bayfront Health hospital can offer patients state-of-the-art surgical care in a full range of specialties. We have earned our reputation as leaders in surgical innovation, and as pioneers in minimally invasive surgery—from laser surgery to the latest total hip replacement and partial knee resurfacing using the MAKOplasty® system. Our cutting-edge operating suites feature the da Vinci Si™ HD® robotic-assisted surgical system as well as the finest board-certified and specially trained surgeons.
Our inpatient and outpatient surgery options include almost every surgical specialty:
- General surgery
- Neurosurgery (including brain/spine)
- Gynecological oncology
- Acute care
Surgical services are available at all Bayfront Health hospitals.