Robotic-Assisted Gynecological Surgery
Fairview Park Hospital is committed to advancing the field of surgical techniques within gynecological surgery. Traditional gynecological surgery uses a large incision, which typically causes significant pain, trauma to the body and a long recovery period. Our physicians provide alternatives to these surgeries by using minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery.
The robotic-assisted technique uses a smaller incision – often less than 2 inches
Robotic-assisted surgery, using the da Vinci® Surgical System, is a minimally invasive surgical option that is beneficial for performing complex surgeries. This system allows surgeons to operate through tiny incisions of 1 – 2 cm with greater vision, precision, dexterity and control. The avoidance of any major incision dramatically reduces the traumatic impact of the operation. As a result, patients recover more quickly, experience less pain, and have fewer complications.
Medical Conditions Treated
Surgeons at Fairview Park Hospital can treat the following gynecological conditions using da Vinci® robotic surgery.
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Fibroid tumors
- Pelvic and uterine prolapse
- Cervical and uterine cancer
What are the Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Surgery?
Compared with traditional gynecological surgery, the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery include:
- Smaller incisions with minimal scarring
- Less trauma to the patient, including less pain
- Shorter hospital stay
- Decreased use of pain medication
- Less bleeding
- Decreased risk of infection
- Quicker return to regular activities
How Robotic-Assisted Gynecological Surgery Works
During robotic-assisted surgery, the surgeon is in 100% control of the robotic surgical system. The surgeon’s hands control the movement and placement of the instruments. The robotic “arm and wrist” movements mimic those of the surgeon’s hand to enable the surgeon to follow the same steps as traditional surgery. If you would like to find out whether you are a candidate for robotic-assisted surgery or to learn more about minimally invasive gynecological surgery, contact us at (478) 738-6277.