What is Robotic Surgery?

Cancer Services

Adrenalectomy

The adrenalectomy is a procedure to remove a benign or cancerous tumor in one of the adrenal glands.

Gynecological Cancers

There are five major types of gynecological cancers: Cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. Each gynecological cancer is unique and can be treated in various ways. Health First offers the only Gynecological Oncologist in Brevard County, trained to handle all gynecological cancers and is trained in robotic surgery.

Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus) can be treated through a robotic hysterectomy.

Ovarian Cancer Staging

Ovarian cancer staging involves tissue being removed in order to analyze it for the presence of cancer cells. Procedures include: Pelvic and para-aortic lymph node dissection (a sampling of tissue from the lymph nodes in the pelvis and abdomen), omentectomy (surgical removal of the fatty covering of the abdomen), a peritoneal washing in which the interior of the belly is washed out with saline solution to determine if any cancer cells are present, and peritoneal biopsies (multiple tissue samplings of the lining of the abdomen).


There are five major types of gynecological cancers: Cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. Each gynecological cancer is unique and can be treated in various ways. Health First offers the only Gynecological Oncologist in Brevard County, trained to handle all gynecological cancers, and is robotically trained.

Kidney — Partial & Radical Nephrectomy

The partial nephrectomy procedure removes only the diseased part of the kidney while sparing the healthy, functioning kidney tissue. A radical nephrectomy removes the entire diseased kidney. It is also used to remove a healthy kidney from a donor for the purpose of kidney transplantation.

Lung Lobectomy

A lung lobectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the entire lobe of your lung that contains the cancer. Your lungs function with the lobes that remain.

Prostate - Prostatectomy

A prostatectomy is the surgical removal of the prostate gland due to enlargement or disease, such as cancer. The procedure is done for benign conditions that cause urinary retention, as well as for prostate cancer and other cancers of the pelvis. There are two main types of prostatectomies; a simple, where only part of the prostate is removed, usually for benign conditions; and radical, which removes the entire prostate gland and is performed for malignant cancer.