Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Gynecologic Conditions

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:

  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Abnormal or very heavy bleeding
  • Fibroids
  • Cancer
  • Pelvic prolapse (falling/slipping of a pelvic organs)

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:

  • Fewer complications
  • Fewer blood transfusions
  • Shorter length of stay
  • Less estimated blood loss

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. 

Robotic Surgery: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. David Super

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