Robotic & Minimally Invasive Surgery
Our physicians specialize in offering a wide variety of minimally invasive surgical techniques to help meet your needs and have you back to your normal life sooner. A several night stay with 6 weeks of a painful recovery has been turned into an overnight experience with advances in medical technology.
We offer traditional laparoscopy to treat endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids and to perform full hysterectomies. All of these can be done through one to several ¼” to ½” incisions on the abdomen. What used to need a full abdominal incision can now be done through less than 3″ of total incision length.
We also offer to our patients the use of the da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgical system. This new, highly advanced technology enables our surgeons to perform some of the most complicated surgery in a minimally invasive approach. Women with endometriosis, previous C sections or an enlarged uterus can benefit from this technology.
The da Vinci System enables your doctor to perform a minimally invasive hysterectomy even for complex conditions with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. da Vinci offers women many potential benefits over traditional surgery, including:
- Less pain1
- Fewer complications2
- Less blood loss3,4
- Shorter hospital stay4
- Low risk of wound infection5
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities6
Individual results may vary. Ask your provider if robotic or minimally invasive surgery is right for you or contact us here.
What is the da Vinci® Surgical System?
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the da Vinci® Surgical System
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2 Piquion-Joseph JM, Navar A, Ghazaryan A, Papanna R, Klimek W, Laroia R. Robot-assisted gynecological surgery in a community setting. Journal of Robotic Surgery, 2009:1-4.
3 DeNardis SA, Holloway RW, Bigsby GE, Pikaart DP, Ahmad S, and Finkler NJ. Robotically assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy versus total abdominal hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy for endometrial cancer. Gynecologic Oncology 2008;111:412-417.
4 Payne, T. N. and F. R. Dauterive. A comparison of total laparoscopic hysterectomy to robotically assisted hysterectomy: surgical outcomes in a community practice. J Minim Invasive Gynecol, 2008;15(3): 286-291.
5 Boggess JF, Gehrig PA, Cantrell L, Shafer A, Ridgway M, Skinner EN, Fowler WC. A comparative study of 3 surgical methods for hysterectomy with staging for endometrial cancer: robotic assistance, laparoscopy, laparotomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Oct;199(4):360.e1-9.
6 Bell MC, Torgerson J, Seshadri-Kreaden U, Suttle AW, Hunt S. Comparison of outcomes and cost for endometrial cancer staging via traditional laparotomy, standard laparoscopy and robotic techniques. Gynecol Oncol. 2008 Dec;111(3):407-11. Epub 2008 Oct 1. Source: www.davincisurgery.com