The Ob-Gyn Center
OBGYNs located in Las Vegas, NV
A robotic hysterectomy is just one of many minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures performed by the exceptional doctors at The Ob-Gyn Center. With the da Vinci® Surgical System, robot-assisted surgery offers enhanced dexterity, magnified images of the surgical site, and exceptional precision, plus minimally invasive procedures lower your risks and reduce your pain. To learn more about robotic hysterectomy or other robotic surgeries, call the office in Las Vegas or book an appointment online.
Robotic Hysterectomy Q & A
What is robotic hysterectomy?
With today’s advanced technology, hysterectomies can be performed using laparoscopy, which is a minimally invasive procedure done through small incisions. Your doctor at The Ob-Gyn Center inserts a thin laparoscope through one incision, then uses the lighting and camera in the scope to view the area on a monitor. The surgical instruments needed to remove your uterus are inserted through long, narrow tubes in the other small incisions.
A robotic hysterectomy is the same as a minimally invasive laparoscopy with one very important difference: Your doctor uses the da Vinci Surgical System. The da Vinci’s robotic arms hold the surgical instruments, while the doctor controls their movements.
Surgeons wear hand and fingertip controls that translate their movements into motions performed by the robotic arms. The technology built into the robotic arms significantly enhances surgical precision because it has a range of motion that exceeds human hands. The robotic arms are also small enough to operate in tight areas inside your body.
In addition to hysterectomies, the highly-trained team at The Ob-Gyn Center use the da Vinci to perform many types of surgery, including laser ablation for endometriosis, and peritoneal excision of endometriosis. In many cases, robotic surgery is best suited for the most complex surgeries.
What gynecological conditions may be treated with robotic surgery?
The enhanced 3D images and dexterity achieved with the da Vinci Surgical System make it an excellent choice when surgery is needed to treat gynecological problems such as:
- Uterine fibroids
- Dermoid cysts
- Pelvic adhesions
These conditions share a similar symptom, pelvic pain, which is why laparoscopy is also used to first examine the area and determine which condition is the cause of your pain. Then the diagnosis can be immediately followed by surgical treatment if needed.
What are the benefits of advanced laparoscopy?
The incisions made during a laparoscopy cause minimal trauma compared to those made to accommodate open surgery. As a result, laparoscopy offers:
- Less postoperative pain
- Lower risk of complications
- Quicker recovery
- Faster return to normal activities
- Minimal scarring
Many minimally invasive procedures, whether robotic or traditional laparoscopy, can be done as an outpatient, so you go home the same day. If your procedure requires hospitalization, your stay is shorter than it would be for open surgery.
To learn more about robotic surgery, call The Ob-Gyn Center or book an appointment online.
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