A safe place to receive care
We recognize that these are uncertain times and you may have concerns about surgery. As always, the health and safety of our patients, caregivers and communities is our top priority. Vital healthcare procedures, including those unrelated to COVID-19, should not be ignored at this time. We put together a series of responses to several frequently asked questions regarding upcoming surgery procedures.
Highly trained surgeons in Margate, Florida
The surgeons at Northwest Medical Center understand the importance of patient-centered care—especially when it comes to a surgical procedure. Whether you are seeking elective surgery or are in need of emergency surgery, you can be assured that your care is in expert hands.
To request a surgical consultation or to receive additional information about surgery at Northwest Medical Center, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (954) 601-8094.
In our surgery department, we provide access to surgical teams dedicated to offering you the most effective treatment for your health and condition. We offer a wide range of surgical specialties, including:
- Orthopedic surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
- Gynecological surgery
- Bariatric (weight loss) surgery
Minimally invasive surgery
As part of our commitment to staying at the forefront of surgical technology, we perform minimally invasive surgery whenever possible. The Minimally Invasive Surgical Services Institute offers multiple minimally invasive surgery options with significant advantages over traditional surgery.
We provide the most advanced treatment options available along with the expert team of our surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and clinical support staff. Our innovative technology and dedicated surgeons make the process of going through a surgery easier and smoother.
Advantages of minimally invasive surgery
Minimally invasive surgery offers benefits such as:
- Smaller incisions
- Greater precision
- Reduced blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less postoperative pain
- Shorter hospital stays
- Quicker recovery
- Reduced scarring
- Less harm to surrounding tissue
The majority of our minimally invasive surgeries are performed using advanced robotic technology. The robotic surgeon operates the robot by sitting a few feet away from the patient at a console and is always in control. The robotic surgery team at Northwest Medical Center has completed more than 1,000 robotic surgeries. Our team offers robotic surgery for:
- Colorectal surgery
- Gall bladder removal (cholecystectomy)
- Gynecological surgery (e.g., hysterectomy, ovarian cystectomy)
- Gynecological oncology
- Thoracic surgery
- Urologic surgery
- Bariatric surgery
Our robust robotic surgery program provides surgeons with the most advanced instrumentation, allowing them to operate using the smallest incisions with greater vision, precision and control.
Advantages of robotic surgery
Specialized robotic technology equips your surgeon with:
- Super 3D visualization—This provides a 3D view with magnification ten times that of the naked eye.
- Enhanced dexterity—Robotic technology allows the surgeon to conduct precise movements with extraordinary control and range of motion.
- Direct access to site—With advanced technology, the surgeon is able to make tiny incisions to work on specific areas, instead of a large incision that causes more scarring.
Specialized robotic gallbladder surgery
With single-incision gallbladder surgery, it’s what you don’t see that’s so impressive. Unlike traditional gallbladder surgery, there is no visible scar. One small incision hidden in the belly button using advanced robotic technology offers enhanced surgical precision, control and stability.