Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Internationally recognized surgeon Farid Gharagozloo, MD, FACS, is leading the new Thoracic Surgery Program at Florida Hospital Celebration Health. Using the latest robotic-assisted technology and advanced treatments, his team is creating positive outcomes for lung, chest and esophageal disorders.
Dr. Gharagozloo specializes in minimally invasive surgical approaches for thoracic, esophageal, gastrointestinal and lung diseases. As a board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon, he brings extensive surgical experience and direction to the program. And through his research efforts, he continues to advance thoracic medicine for the benefit of patients and doctors worldwide.
Dr. Gharagozloo is also a published expert in advanced robotic-assisted surgery techniques. He has revolutionized minimally invasive surgical techniques using medical robotics for many thoracic disorders. Under his direction, his team performs minimally invasive surgeries, work closely with experts throughout the field and conduct ongoing studies—all to provide lasting solutions for your condition.
The Thoracic Surgery Program specializes in the following:
- Lung Disorders
- Nerve & Vascular Disorders
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Robotic Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis
- Benign and Malignant Esophageal Disorders
- Esophageal Cancer
- Gastroesophageal valvuloplasty procedure for GERD treatment
- Hiatal Hernias
- Reoperation for failed GERD surgeries
- Esophageal Disorders
Medical robotic-assisted tools can greatly benefit the surgeon when using minimally invasive procedures. In the hands of a trained surgeon, these state-of-the-art tools can help provide more surgical precision and efficiency.
Medical-assist robotics, in most cases, provides greater surgical access to afflicted areas. Surgeons can operate with minimal incisions and greater visibility within the body. This can dramatically increase positive patient outcomes. In addition to less blood loss and pain, the risk of infection is lower and usually results in much shorter hospital stays.
This means greater success and better patient outcomes when treating thoracic and esophageal conditions. Immediate surgical and long-term survival can be increased, as well as better control of the disease.
One of the main factors to achieving success using minimally invasive, robotic-assisted techniques is the surgeon. Dr. Gharagozloo can achieve the many positive outcomes that occur using these procedures. He is recognized around the world as a pioneer and leading expert in the field.
Dr. Gharagozloo has performed over 1,000 robotic-assisted surgeries of the lung, esophagus and chest. Plus, he has published almost 200 peer-reviewed articles and is the senior editor of the highly regarded book in the field, Textbook of Robotic Surgery.
The Thoracic Surgery Program works in in close partnership with experts throughout many medical specialties. These include such areas as pulmonology, gastroenterology, medical oncology, radiation oncology and other medical specialists. This multidisciplinary approach gives your medical team the ability to fully diagnose your thoracic condition and determine the best treatment for your needs.
Support of a World-Class Health Care System
The mission of the Florida Hospital Global Robotics Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health is centered on you. Our goal is to provide a nurturing, healing environment that supports the best possible outcomes. We do this by emphasizing the whole person—mind, body and spirit. Our state-of-the-art campus and treatment programs are designed around these core principles. And, we provide the instruction and support programs you need to make informed healthcare decisions.
Thoracic diseases can vary widely. This means early diagnosis and treatment in a supportive environment is vital. It’s reassuring to know that when surgery becomes your best treatment option, our Thoracic Surgery Program has some of the most advanced doctors and medical robotics tools in the field.