Robotic Surgery Specialist

Bluewater Urology Associates

Urologists located in Orange Park, FL

When you need treatment for a urological condition, you want the most innovative techniques available. Mary Ann Kenneson, MD, at Bluewater Urology Associates in Orange Park, Florida, is the only urologist in the area providing robotic surgery using the most advanced surgical robot available. To learn more about how complex procedures can be performed through this minimally invasive treatment, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique performed without the need for large incisions.

To perform robotic surgery, Dr. Kenneson uses the world’s most advanced surgical robot, da Vinci® Surgery. This approach utilizes a high-definition 3D camera to perform surgery using four robotic arms and miniaturized instruments that can rotate and bend better than the human hand.

During your surgical procedure, Dr. Kenneson controls the robotic surgical system at a nearby control console while another surgeon is at your side.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

In addition to providing greater surgical precision and accuracy, there are several benefits to robotic surgeries, including:

  • Smaller incisions and less bleeding
  • Faster recovery times with less pain
  • Reduced risk of infection and scarring
  • Less trauma and shorter hospitalization
  • Fewer complications and less nerve damage

You also experience less pain during recovery, so you require less pain medication and downtime.

What urological conditions can robotic surgery treat?

Dr. Kenneson performs robotic-assisted surgeries on men and women of all ages to treat a variety of disorders affecting the bladder, kidneys, ureters, and urethra.

Traditional, “open” prostate cancer surgeries require an incision from the belly button to the pelvis. Thanks to minimally invasive laparoscopic advancements and robotic-assisted surgeries, the same procedure can be performed using four tiny incisions.

Additional urological conditions using robotic surgery include:

  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Urinary blockages
  • Kidney dysfunction
  • Urinary tract disorders
  • Congenital abnormalities

Robotic surgery is also used in other branches of medicine besides urology.

Is robotic surgery right for me?

Minimally invasive da Vinci robotic surgery has been used in over 3 million patients worldwide, and Dr. Kenneson is proud to be the only urologist in the area offering this treatment option.

During your consultation, Dr. Kenneson reviews your specific diagnosis as well as all of the treatment options available, which might include medication, open surgery, laparoscopic, or robotic-assisted laparoscopic. If surgery is necessary, Dr. Kenneson evaluates whether you’re a good candidate for robotic surgery.

Dr. Kenneson performs robotic surgeries at Orange Park Medical Center’s North Florida Advanced Robotics Institute. To see if robot-assisted surgery is the best treatment option for your urologic condition, call Bluewater Urology Associates or schedule an appointment online today.