Robotic Surgery
Robotic Surgery
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Gynecological Surgery

Robotic surgery can be a great alternative for many gynecological procedures. With the robot your surgeon can access the target anatomy using a vaginal approach, which may eliminate the need for an external incision. This can significantly reduce the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

Gynecologic conditions that can be treated with robotic surgery:

 

Endometriosis

If your doctor recommends surgery to remove endometrial implants/uterine lining, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive robotic endometriosis resection. With the robotic surgical system, your doctor will operate through just a few very small incisions.

Potential benefits of robotic surgery vs. traditional laparoscopic:

  • Low blood loss
  • Low conversion rate to open surgery
  • Low rate of complications
  • Short hospital stay
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring

 

Uterine Cancer

Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in one of your reproductive organs. If you have a gynecologic cancer - such as cancer of the uterus or cervix - your doctor may recommend a hysterectomy (removal of your uterus) based on the location and stage of the cancer. Robotic surgery can be an excellent treatment tool for gynecologic cancers. 

 

Hysterectomies

Hysterectomy is a common procedure with more than 600,000 performed in the U.S. each year. If you need a hysterectomy, ask your doctor if robotic surgery is a good fit for your condition.

Using the robotic system, your surgeon makes only a few small incisions. It also enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

Potential benefits of robotic surgery vs. open surgery:

  • More precise removal of cancerous tissue (at two year follow-up)
  • Fewer complications
  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stay (one day in many cases)
  • Quicker recovery
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring

 

Potential benefits of robotic surgery vs. traditional laparoscopic:

  • Similar/fewer complications, including major complications
  • Fewer conversions to open surgery
  • Less blood loss
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery