da Vinci Robotic Urogynecologic and Gynecologic Surgery
The da Vinci Surgical System has proven especially adept at helping women get back to their lives with a faster recovery.
When medication and other non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, robotic surgery can be an effective treatment for a range of conditions. These include, but are not limited to, ovarian, cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding.
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures.
Open surgery can cause significant pain, trauma, possibility of damage to surrounding tissues, and a long recovery process. For women facing gynecologic surgery, the period of pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows traditional surgery can understandably cause significant anxiety.
Less Pain, Faster Recovery with Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
Fortunately, less invasive options are available if you are a good candidate. Some gynecologic procedures enable surgeons to access the target anatomy using a vaginal approach, which may not require an external incision. But for complex gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci\ System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
What is Urogynecology?
Urogynecology is a medical subspecialty focusing on women’s urologic and pelvic issues and reconstruction. A urogynecologist has completed a four-year fellowship.
Meet the surgeons who perform gynecologic and urogynecologic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System.