When lifestyle changes, medicine or other options don’t ease the symptoms of a gynecologic condition, your doctor may recommend surgery. These symptoms and conditions include:
At Mercy we have the skilled surgeons and the advanced technology to perform many gynecological procedures using minimally invasive, robotic-assisted approaches. Rather than making one large open incision, the doctor passes a camera and instruments through a series of small incisions.
Where robotic surgery differs is that instead of manually manipulating surgical instruments, a computer-assisted, robotic system enables the surgeon to operate with much greater precision.
The surgeon has a magnified, 3D of view of the surgical site and uses handheld controls to manipulate robotic arms that hold surgical instruments. Unlike a human hand, the robotic “wrists” can rotate 360 degrees, which allows the surgeon greater precision and flexibility.
For many gynecological conditions, robotic-assisted surgeries compared to open surgery offer potential benefits that include:
You and your doctors will discuss and determine the best option for you – one that will quickly get you back to live life to its fullest.