Advanced robotic minimally invasive gynecology surgery is an alternative to traditional open surgery and has been important in gynecological surgery for both benign and cancerous conditions. Robotic surgery has become the preferred method for treating many women’s cancers. Through the use of the da Vinci surgical systems, doctors are able to complete complex surgeries in a minimally invasive and safe manner. Using the surgeon’s console, the surgeon’s movements are translated onto one of four arms and replicated by the robot through tiny incisions. This allows surgeons to make smaller incisions, decreasing her postoperative discomfort, and shortening the recovery period after surgery.
Did you know…
Advanced robotic minimally invasive gynecology surgery at GOA is generally performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning our patients are often able to go home the same day as the surgery instead of having to remain at the hospital overnight.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of Advanced Robotic Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery?
Advanced robotic minimally invasive gynecology surgery has been found to be easier to perform with improved visualization for the surgeon, and benefits patients in many ways including: less postoperative pain, decreased blood loss, a lower risk of infection, and a shorter time spent recovering in the hospital and overall. In addition, it gives the option of a minimally invasive surgical technique to women who were previously unable to receive vaginal or traditional laparoscopic surgery due to a lack of eligibility.
Am I a Candidate for Advanced Robotic Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery?
You may be a candidate for advanced robotic minimally invasive gynecology surgery if you have any of the conditions listed below, or if you are at a high risk for traditional open surgery. To find out if you are an ideal candidate for advanced robotic minimally invasive gynecology surgery, book a consultation with Gynecologic Oncology Associates today!
What Conditions Can Benefit from Robotic Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery?
There are many conditions that can benefit from Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery. Here are just a few that we manage at GOA:
- Total and hysterectomy (for benign diseases)
- Cancers of the uterus, cervix, and ovary **See our page on Robotic Cancer Surgery if this applies to you
- Patients at a high risk of gynecologic cancer desiring prophylactic surgery
- Patients with a history of multiple prior surgeries at risk for complications
- Obese patients at a high risk for surgical complications
- Ovarian masses