Even if medication and nonsurgical procedures are available, surgery may be the only treatment to offer long-lasting, effective results for some gynecologic conditions such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, excessive bleeding and cancer.
We perform robotic-assisted surgery with the Da Vinci Surgical System . This is a device that guides surgeons through complex procedures with ease and safety. Most procedures are performed through a few tiny incisions that surgical hands are inserted into. Your surgeon controls these hands with controls in the device while looking through a lens in the console that provides a three-dimensional, magnified view of the area. The robotic hands mimic the movements of the surgeon’s hands and will not move unless the surgeon is looking through the lens.
The da Vinci Surgical System offers patients:
- Less pain
- Smaller incisions
- Less scarring
- Less bleeding
- Shorter recovery time
Some of the gynecologic procedures that can be performed with the da Vinci Surgical System include:
- Hysterectomy – A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus and is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the US. This may include removal of just the uterus or the uterus and cervix, and is traditionally performed vaginally or abdominally. Robot-assisted hyste rectomy can make this optional procedure much more desirable..
- Myomectomy – Myomectomy is used to treat uterine fibroids, non-cancerous tumors that occur within the uterine lining. While many treatments are available to remove fibroids, only surgery ensures complete removal with little risk of recurrence. Robotic-assisted myomectomy offers the surgeon more precise movement to assure complete removal of the tumor while leaving healthy tissue intact.
Although robotic surgery offers many advantages over traditional open procedures, they are not for everybody. Some women may still require open surgery to treat their conditions. Talk to your doctor to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.
To learn more about the da Vinci Surgical System, please contact us or visit their website at www.davincisurgery.com.