Husain Abbas, M.D. | Robots and Artificial Intelligence in the Operating Room

Robotic technology is transforming America’s operating rooms. Robots go where traditional surgical tools can’t, and they perform tasks unimaginable without computer assistance, sophisticated algorithms, and advanced motion control technology. They give the surgeon unprecedented control in a minimally invasive environment, resulting in smaller incisions, shorter recovery time, less pain, and improved outcomes. Importantly, physicians are able to expand their services to sicker and more vulnerable patients because the procedures are less physically taxing, both for the patient and the surgeon. Dr. Husain Abbas, who this year completed his 200th da Vinci robotic surgical procedure, discusses the significant impact of robotic technology on surgeons and medical care.

Husain Abbas, M.D.

Originally from the sunny Kingdom of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, Dr. Husain Abbas attended the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and subsequently completed his surgical residency and fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery in the United States. His interests are in utilizing robotic technology to treat obesity and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Dr. Abbas is currently the medical director of the bariatric program and the program director of robotic surgery at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, where he also has a busy surgical practice. He focuses on cost-effective surgical treatments for complex gastrointestinal diseases, surgical treatment of obesity, reduction in opioid use, and the complex impact of robotic technology on patients and surgeons.