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About Robotic Surgery
Radical advances in medical technology now allow surgeons to operate on the human body using less invasive techniques than ever before. The benefits are vast and allow for shorter recovery times, decreased risk of infection and better clinical outcomes.
What Robotic Assisted Really Means
Robotic surgery is really robotic assisted surgery. The surgical robot is an advanced surgical platform that gives an experienced surgeon more precision and control. Your physician can see and evaluate what is occurring internally far better than with traditional, open surgeries and the more recent laparoscopic techniques.
Controlling the Surgical Robot
Our surgeons are fully trained in all forms of gynecologic surgery, including traditional, open techniques and laparoscopic techniques. The surgical robot combines the best of both by allowing a full visual field of what is occurring inside the body, while maintaining small incisions and precise movements.
Types of Surgeries Available with the Surgical Robot
- 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 with or without uterine preservation
- Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis
Benefits of Robotic Assisted Gynecological Surgery
The benefits of robotic assisted gynecologic surgery are vast. Patient testimonials consistently reinforce how minimally invasive gynecologic surgery promotes faster healing times, decreases risk of infection and allows for a quicker return to daily activities.