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Minimally Invasive Gynecological Robotic Surgery
As technology advances, gynecological surgical options are expanding.
In the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital our surgeons are committed to advancing the field of surgical techniques within gynecological surgery.
The following specialized surgeries are available for our patients:
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy
- Laparoscopic removal of benign gynecological tumors
- Laparoscopic removal of malignant gynecological tumors
- Laparoscopic myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids)
- Laparoscopic repair of pelvic organ prolapse
- Laparoscopic repair of pelvic organ prolapse with uterine preservation
- Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis
These surgeries are minimally invasive treatments for the following conditions:
- Uterine cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Benign gynecological tumors
- Uterine Prolapse
Safer Alternative: Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery
One of the main priorities for our surgeons is to provide a safer alternative to traditional open surgery by using a minimally invasive approach when indicated and whenever possible based on the disease we are treating, the patients’ anatomy, and the patients’ overall medical condition. This offers the following benefits to our patients:
- Faster recovery
- Less pain
- Smaller incisions
- Early return to normal activities
- Shorter hospital stay
- Decreased risk of infection
Putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform
The Robotic Surgical System provides our surgeons with a groundbreaking alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. The surgical robot enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision. Learn more about robotic surgery.
It is important to discuss these options with your health care provider. Not all patients are candidates for a minimally invasive surgical procedure; however we are able to offer this option to the vast majority of our patients.