Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery- By Dr. Jennifer Sanchez

Finding out that you need surgery can be unsettling. Discussing all surgical options with your doctor is an important step in understanding what is right for you. Your doctor may recommend a less invasive, robotic surgery as one of your options to treat fibroid tumors (non-cancerous growths in the uterine wall), endometriosis (non-cancerous growths of the uterine lining), pelvic prolapse (falling or slipping of the uterus), and extensive menstrual bleeding. Complete hysterectomies can be performed using minimally invasive robotic surgery.
Compared with traditional, open surgery, having minimally invasive, robotic surgery may offer you:
• A shorter hospital stay, when hospitalization is required
• Less blood loss
• Fewer complications
• Less pain and reduced need for narcotic pain medicines
• Smaller incisions for minimal scarring
• A faster recovery
Physicians at The Woman’s Group are now performing minimally invasive, robotic surgery using the da Vinci® System.  This new method uses only a few tiny incisions.  The benefits of this approach include less pain, fewer complications, less blood loss, lower risk of infection and shorter hospital stays (usually 24 hrs. or less).  All these sum up to a quicker recovery and return to normal activities.

Until recently, surgery for most gynecologic conditions was performed using a large abdominal incision.  While laparoscopic surgery had been effective for many routine procedures, the long-handled, rigid instruments used in laparoscopy were considered ineffective for delicate or complex operations such as hysterectomies.  The da Vinci’s System  offers  capabilities to overcome these drawbacks.  Featuring 3D, high definition vision and miniaturized – wristed surgical instruments, the da Vinci system helps doctors  take surgery beyond the limit of their hands.

If your doctor recommends a hysterectomy to treat your condition, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Surgery.

The Woman’s Group is proud to be able to offer this wonderful technology to our patients through our skilled physicians.

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