Urology Services at Tampa General Hospital
Tampa General Hospital first in Florida to use new single-incision robot
Tampa General Hospital is the first hospital in Florida to offer the most advanced robotic technology that involves cutting just one small incision to allow for a faster and less painful recovery for urologic procedures.
The da Vinci SP system allows a camera and three surgical instruments to fit inside a tube that passes through a single one-inch wide incision, instead of the four required by the current generation of robots. This “single port” allows surgeons to use a minimally invasive approach, even for complex procedures, that combines deep access with flexible camera visibility and precision.
One of America's Best for Urology
Tampa General Hospital treats a full range of urological conditions, ranging from common urinary tract infections to complex cancers of the bladder, kidney, and genitourinary tract. With a skilled team of urologists, we are able to proficiently serve both male and female patients who turn to TGH for urology care. And, for conditions that require multispecialty management, our urology team can partner with other teams at TGH, such as oncology and gynecology.
Our urology program has:
- Better-than-expected patient survival rates
- High nurse-to-patient ratio
- State-of-the-art treatment technologies
- Comprehensive range of patient services, including robotic surgery and prostate artery embolization
Additionally, TGH made Newsweek's World's Best Hospitals 2019 list for urology. This designation is based on peer recommendations, patient experience ratings, and certain performance indicators, and TGH is the only hospital in Tampa Bay to receive it. TGH is also ranked among the Top 7 Hospitals in Florida and among the Top 10% in the U.S. for Urology by U.S. News & World Report for 2020-2021.
At TGH, our urology team provides both surgical and non-surgical specialty treatments for urology problems in a single, convenient location, along with a number of advanced diagnostic testing options. From imaging and lab tests to medical treatments and minimally invasive surgeries, we offer all of the services a patient might need, and each individual’s treatment plan is fully tailored to reflect his or her unique needs. Additionally, we are committed to patient education; we work hand-in-hand with each individual we treat to help them make the best and most informed decisions about their urological health care.
Some of the most common general urology conditions and problems we treat include incontinence and kidney stones, as well as vaginal prolapse, pelvic organ prolapse, and sexual dysfunction in women and enlarged prostate, low testosterone, male infertility, and erectile dysfunction in men.