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Robotics

Robotic surgery is the use of robots in performing surgery. Three major advances aided by surgical robots have been remote surgery, minimally invasive surgery and unmanned surgery. Some major advantages of robotic surgery are precision, miniaturization, smaller incisions, decreased blood loss, less pain, and quicker healing time. Further advantages are articulation beyond normal manipulation and three-dimensional magnification, resulting in improved ergonomics.

Robot assisted hysterectomies and cancer staging are being performed using the da Vinci® robotic system. Only da Vinci® overcomes the limitations of both traditional open surgery and conventional minimally invasive surgery. The da Vinci® System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities – and for the first time – offer a minimally invasive option for major surgery.

With da Vinci®, small incisions are used to introduce miniaturized wristed instruments and a high-definition 3D camera. Seated comfortably at the da Vinci® console, your surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical site.

At the same time, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate your surgeon's hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci® instruments.

The system cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Rather, the da Vinci® System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon.

Surgery

When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include, but are not limited to, cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding. Robotic surgery in gynecology is one of the fastest growing fields of robotic surgery. This includes the use of the da Vinci® surgical system in benign gynecology and gynecologic oncology. Robotic surgery can be used to treat fibroids, abnormal periods, endometriosis, ovarian tumors, pelvic prolapse, and female cancers. Using the robotic system, gynecologists can perform hysterectomies, myomectomies, and lymph node biopsies. The need for large abdominal incisions is virtually eliminated.

Procedure

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Through minimally invasive procedures using laparoscopic and robotic techniques, surgeons can treat a variety of gynecologic conditions, including:

  • Cancer
  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Mullerian system anomalies and variants
  • Pelvic and abdominal adhesions
  • Symtomatic fibroids, even if very large, which cause pain and bleeding
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic floor prolapse
  • Bladder and bowel incontinence associated with prolapse
  • Infertility surgery
 
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