AdventHealth Sebring Implements Innovative da Vinci® Technology, Providing Faster Recovery Post Surgery

Sebring, FL – AdventHealth Sebring is the only hospital in Highlands County currently using the innovative da Vinci® Si robotics system inside of the operating room. The state-of-the-art, 3D technology allows surgeons to provide medically complex procedures through dime-sized incisions. This level of high-quality health care provides patients with faster recovery times following surgery, allowing for a quicker journey to get back to living happier, healthier lives following treatment.

“By adding the da Vinci® robotics system we’re able to elevate our clinical expertise to make sure patients receive the best care possible,” said Dr. Michael Latzko, Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at AdventHealth Sebring. “By making the minimal incisions, we’re alleviating any additional down time and reducing the patient’s risk for complications following surgery.”

AdventHealth Sebring will use the da Vinci® Si to perform general, urology and gynecology surgeries. Dr. Michael Latzko was the first to use the robot on July 30 during a successful hernia surgery.

“We are committed to providing the people of Highlands and surrounding counties with the highest quality of care,” said Randy Surber, President and CEO of AdventHealth Sebring. “This innovative robotics system is one more way we are elevating how we care for the patients who need us most. We want patients to understand that if they need minimally invasive, medically complex procedures, they can get what they need right here, close to home.”

Surgeons trained on the da Vinci systems can view the surgical site using magnified 3D HD technology, allowing them to make precise adjustments to their instruments during colon, cardiology, bariatric and gynecological procedures, just to name a few. Robotic surgeries mean less blood loss, less pain, less risk of infection and minimal scarring.

About AdventHealth West Florida Division

The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER and AdventHealth TimberRidge ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy and home health care. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit, or, and for West Florida Division, click here.