Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Gynecologic Surgery

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. Fortunately, minimally invasive robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery enables surgeons to access a woman’s anatomy through tiny 1- to 2-cm incisions, allowing for greater precision and control. Robotic gynecological surgery minimizes the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option, offering all the benefits of laparoscopic surgery along with increased precision and effectiveness.

Conditions we treat

Our team of renowned gynecologic surgeons and care providers treat patients who suffer from a variety of gynecologic medical conditions.

Some of the most common include:

  • Uterine fibroids - tumors that grow from the muscle of the uterus
  • Heavy or abnormal menstrual bleeding
  • Endometriosis - a condition in which the lining from inside the uterus, which normally sheds during periods, is found outside of the uterus, usually in the abdomen or on the ovaries, fallopian tubes or pelvic lining
  • Uterine or vaginal vault prolapse - condition in which muscles and tissue become stretched or torn, allowing pelvic organs to slip out of their normal places or drop down (prolapse)

Advanced procedures we offer

We offer the following robotic-assisted gynecological surgery procedures:

  • Hysterectomy - a common surgery that removes the uterus
  • Hysterectomy to remove endometrial cancer - includes the removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes (a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy). A pelvic and para-aortic lymph node biopsy may also be necessary to determine the stage and grade of the cancer
  • Myomectomy - surgery to remove fibroids, reduce heavy menstrual bleeding, decrease pain and pressure or improve fertility
  • Excision of endometriosis - the least invasive form of surgery to treat endometriosis
  • Sacrocolpopexy - a surgery for uterine or vaginal vault prolapse that corrects the anatomical position of the vagina or uterus following muscle weakness and ligament stretching
  • Ovarian Cystectomy - the surgical removal of ovarian cysts