Our Team of Surgeons

The team at Highlands Regional Robotic Surgery Center is committed to providing a wide variety of leading edge surgical treatment options for our patients, including the latest breakthroughs in robotic-assisted surgical techniques. Meet the surgeons committed to smaller incisions, faster recovery time and shorter hospital stays.

David S Guerra MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
N Summer Summer Khan MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Thomas C Lackey II, DO
Surgery - General
Kwabena K. Pobi MD
Urology
Clyde Vanterpool MD
Surgery - General
  • With technical advances today, surgery does not necessarily mean large incisions, as in the past.

  • Robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy uses a computer to control the surgical instruments during the surgery.

  • One way for a surgeon to do laparoscopic surgery is with the help of a robot.

  • Robot helps remove man's tumor. It sounds like the headline on a supermarket tabloid, but robot-assisted surgery has been a medical reality since the 1990s, and has become more common in adults and children ever since.

da Vinci® ... Changing the Experience of Surgery at Highlands Regional

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.

The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

For the patient, benefits may include:

Smaller incisions – provide faster healing and little to no scarring
Shortened hospital stay, or even outpatient surgery
Minimal blood loss – less chance a blood transfusion will be needed during surgery
Less post-surgical pain – minimizes the length of time or need for pain medication
Faster healing time – you will be back to your normal routine faster

da Vinci Surgical System®

The da Vinci® Surgical System provides your surgeon with tremendous surgical accuracy utilizing high-definition 3D vision and a magnified operating view. Your doctor controls the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. Though it is often called a “robot,” da Vinci cannot act on its own: The surgery is performed entirely by your doctor.

Together, da Vinci technology allows your doctor to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings. As a result patients are often able to get back to their daily routines faster — without the usual recovery for traditional surgeries.

To date, the da Vinci System has been used successfully worldwide in hundreds of thousands of procedures.

For more information, read the da Vinci FAQ »

Robotic Surgery Center

The Robotic Surgery Center at Highlands Regional is home to some of the most sought-after physicians in the country performing the newest, most innovative techniques in surgery today. Our physicians not only learn and practice cutting edge medicine, but many are involved in the development of new treatments through active clinical research.

Contact Us
Highlands Regional Medical Center
3600 South Highlands Ave. Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 385-6101