What is Minimally-Invasive Robotic Surgery?

Surgeons at West Boca Medical Center now have an extra set of hands - a four-armed surgical robot called the da Vinci® Xi Surgical System. Our dotors guide robots during surgery. Our team guides you before and after.

Precision and Control


The surgery system uses a small camera and instruments inserted through small incisions. While looking at a 3-D image of the surgical site, your surgeon controls the system with his or her movements translated as precise micro-movements.

Unlike laparoscopic surgery, your doctor has a better view and can remain in a more comfortable position, which means more natural movements, leading to an improved experience for you.

Potential Benefits

  • Less pain
  • Decrease in blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine
  • Faster return to daily activities
  • Better clinical outcomes

Can Be Used Across a Spectrum of Minimally-Invasive Procedures

  • Cardiac
  • Colorectal
  • General surgery
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Gynecology
  • Hernia repair
  • Thoracic
  • Urology



Areclin Gostal, MD


Patricia Chen, MD


Mario Gross, MD


Rachel-Ciaccio, MD

Kir-Wei Chen, MD


Tara Ruberg, MD


Not Pictured

  • Zoyla Almeida, MD
  • David Ellman, MD

For more information or to find a physician who performs robotic assisted surgery at West Boca Medical Center, please call (866) 724-6002.

21644 State Road 7 Boca Raton, FL 33428

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