Robotic-Assisted Surgery

What is Robotic-Assisted Surgery?

Robotic surgery is one of the latest innovations in minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery was one of the first types and we still perform procedures laparoscopically in our practice. Both laparoscopic and robotic surgery use small incisions, a camera and surgical instruments. The main difference is that instead of personally manipulating the surgical instruments, in robotic surgery the surgeons and uses a computer console and controls to manipulate the robot instead.

Robotic surgery offers greater accuracy, control and range of motion, giving the surgeons the edge in performing more complex, delicate surgical procedures. The robotic arms and miniature tools can reach more precise angles than the human hand. The visual equipment also offers magnified, high-definition imagery of the surgical site, far surpassing the ability of the human eye.

How is robotic surgery performed?

While you may feel concerned about a robot performing your surgery, the reality is your surgeon is in control, manipulating the instruments to perform the operation.

Robotic surgery uses the da Vinci™ surgical system, a unique set of technologies that include specialized “arms” for holding instruments and a camera, as well as a magnified screen and a console

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

A robotic approach has well-documented benefits including:

  • Faster return to normal activities
  • Fewer, less noticeable scars
  • Less blood loss
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Quicker recovery
  • Reduced risk of infection and complications
  • Shorter hospital stay

What gynecologic conditions can be treated with robotic surgery?

Using robotic-assisted surgical techniques, our well-trained surgeons can safely treat:

  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Cervical cancer
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometrial cancers as well as other cancers which required small incisions
  • Myomectomy for the removal of fibroids
  • Ovarian or pelvic mass
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer

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