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The Leading Robotics Surgical Team

Here at the Global Robotics Institute, we've assembled one of the world's most knowledgeable robotic surgical teams. Our mission is to provide leading-edge minimally invasive treatment options and personalized care. Our team has traveled worldwide to perform and teach their state-of-the-art technique in Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy and Robotic Partial Nephrectomy.

Our Facilities and Destination

From the resort-inspired facility at AdventHealth Celebration to the hub of Central Florida's health care at AdventHealth Orlando, patients travel from all over the globe to receive their treatment at our hospital. Fine dining, hotels and entertainment abound in Orlando, and patients and families often extend their stay to take advantage of these amenities.

Together, da Vinci® surgery technology and your doctor have the ability to perform complex procedures through just a few small openings.
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About Dr. Patel

Dr. Patel is world-renowned for his contribution to the field of robotic-assisted surgery. He is one of the most experienced robotic surgeons in the world and has personally performed more than 12,000 robotic prostatectomies.

Dr. Patel has developed techniques in robotic surgery that have translated to improve patient care and outcomes. His innovations have helped to improve cancer treatment and return of early urinary continence and sexual function.

Dr. Patel authored the first textbook on robotic urologic surgery, written several textbook chapters, and published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Benefits and What to Expect

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Robotic Surgery Benefits

Robotic-assisted surgery has revolutionized kidney cancer treatment. Benefits of this minimally invasive procedure are realized by both the surgeon, through enhanced precision and visualization, and the patient, in short-term and long-term recovery.

Robotic kidney surgery benefits may include:

  • Quicker return to normal activity
  • Shorter hospitalization – most go home the next day
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced pain – most patients don’t even need narcotics after surgery
  • Fewer complications
  • Less scarring than traditional open surgery
  • Less risk of infection
Is it Right for You?

AdventHealth is committed to providing world-class health care to patients from around the globe. Robotic kidney surgery offers so many benefits that we hope to share with you. To learn more about these revolutionary procedures such as Robotic Pyeloplasty for UPJ Obstruction, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy and Robotic Nephrectomy, contact us today.

What to Expect

Kidney Surgery, Recovery, and More

At AdventHealth Global Robotics Institute, the development of a cancer treatment plan addresses not only your physical symptoms, but your emotional and spiritual well-being as well. Knowing what to expect after a surgery will help prepare you for the recovery period.

Upon arriving at AdventHealth, you will be welcomed by our caring staff and undergo thorough testing to evaluate your condition. If robotic surgery is deemed the best treatment option, our oncology team will explain the many benefits of robotic-assisted surgery and how it will positively impact your healing and recovery.

We will tell you what to expect before, during and after this minimally invasive procedure, and answer all questions you may have about side effects of the procedure.

We understand that facing cancer surgery is a difficult time. We are as sensitive to your emotional state as we are to your physical symptoms. By providing as much information as possible, our mission is to replace your concerns with confidence and hope.

Our best advice about what to expect after a surgery is to encourage you to focus on healing, maintaining a positive attitude and regarding the recovery period as a time of renewal. Please don’t hesitate to contact our experienced staff to discuss your questions and concerns.

Before Kidney Surgery

Before Robotic Kidney Surgery: You're in Good Hands

At the Global Robotics Institute, you have access to one of the world’s most knowledgeable, experienced robotic surgery teams. The team is lead by Dr. Vipul Patel, an internationally recognized expert in the field of minimally invasive robotic surgeries.

Along with providing emotional and spiritual support, your expert surgical team will ensure the best possible outcome from your procedure. Prior to your surgery, your physicians will provide you with specific pre-operative instructions that will help you prepare you for your surgery.

Robotic Kidney Surgery Recovery Time

Although it will vary from patient to patient, expect to be able to return home within 24-72 hours of your surgery, and to be feeling back to normal after approximately two weeks. This is significantly less than typical recovery times of an open procedure. Remember that, with any type of surgery, your body will simply need time to heal. Even if you experience little or no pain, you have just had a major surgery. Listen to your body. Rest when you’re tired. Walk – slowly at first, then build up as you feel ready.

After Kidney Surgery

The surgeons at the AdventHealth Global Robotics Institute are renowned for providing excellence in patient outcomes, so take heart and find hope. Though each case is unique, you can generally expect the following after surgery:

  • Spending one to three nights in the hospital
  • An early return to normal activities
  • Being back to work within 2-4 weeks
  • Minimal discomfort

The most important piece of advice we can offer is to listen to your body and your doctor.

Follow these guidelines after a robotic-assisted kidney surgery:

  • No lifting for several weeks
  • Return for your post-op appointment about one week after surgery
  • Walk slowly and often, and increase walking time as you are able
  • Eat healthy foods and drink lots of water
  • Avoid stress

Robotic Kidney Surgery Recovery Time

As compared to traditional open procedures, the recovery time following Robotic Pyeloplasty for UPJ Obstruction, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, and Robotic Nephrectomy is typically significantly shorter, with patients experiencing fewer side effects and returning to normal activities sooner. Please contact us if you have further questions about what to expect any of above mentioned procedures.

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Kidney Cancer 101

In the United States, it’s estimated that 73,820 new cases of kidney cancer will be diagnosed in 2019. At AdventHealth, you can expect the utmost compassion and expertise when it comes to your condition. Our experienced staff utilizes leading-edge techniques by offering procedures such as Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy and Robotic-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy.