daVinci robotic surgery provides treatment of many women’s gynecologic health problems, without the need for long hospitals stays and lengthy recovery periods.
At Hutzel Women’s Health, we are among the first and only gynecologic surgeons in Warren, MI to be trained and certified in the use of daVinci robotic surgery for pelvic and reproductive organ conditions.
In this article we explain the history, applications and advantages of daVinci robotic surgery for treating women’s health issues.
History of daVinci Robotic Surgery
daVinci robotic-assisted surgery has revolutionized how gynecologic surgeries are performed. The daVinci Robotic Surgery system -developed by the Stanford Research Institute, in conjunction with the United States Defense Department- was initially created to allow surgeons to perform surgery on injured soldiers remotely from the battlefield.
Today, however, robotic-assisted surgery is performed with the surgeon in the same room as the patient, observing the surgical area via 3D vision, while using master controls and foot pedals to manipulate the wristed laparoscopic instruments.
In 2005, the daVinci Surgical system was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use on gynecological surgery. Since then, the daVinci Robotic Surgical System has been widely adopted by gynecological surgeons, becoming one of the leading advancements in women’s health care.
How daVinci Robotic Surgery is Performed
While daVinci Robotic surgery is robot-assisted, the surgery itself is still performed by the surgeon. The surgeon guides the daVinci instruments via a computer console, creating incisions that are smaller and more precise than those made with the human hand.
The daVinci Robotic Surgery System translates every movement of the surgeon’s hand to bend and rotate the robotic arms used to hold the instruments in real time, allowing for incomparable accuracy.
Types of daVinci Robotic Surgery for Woman
daVinci Robotic Hysterectomy Surgery
There are a few key differences between a partial hysterectomy and a total hysterectomy. During a partial hysterectomy, only the uterus is removed, leaving the cervix intact. During a total hysterectomy, however, both the uterus and the cervix are removed, as are the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
For either procedure, the daVinci Robotic Surgery System provides stellar, unprecedented precision, ensuring the most successful surgery possible.
daVinci Robotic Myomectomy Surgery
During a myomectomy, the daVinci Robotic Surgery System is used to remove fibroids or polyps from the uterus, while leaving remaining healthy uterine tissue in place.
daVinci Robotic Pelvic Prolapse Surgery
During Pelvic Prolapse and Sacrocolpopexy, the daVinci Robotic Surgery System is used to reconstruct the pelvic floor, repairing tears and weakness of muscle. During an Endometriosis Resection, the daVinci Robotic Surgery System removes lesions, scars, adhesions, and tissue that have developed outside the uterus.
daVinci robotic surgery can also be used by gynecologic surgeons for Cystotomy, Trachelectomy, Fallopian Tubal Reanastomosis, Ure-thropexy, and many other applications.
Benefits of daVinci Robotic Surgery for Women
There are significant benefits to undergoing daVinci Robotic Surgery for women. Gynecologic surgery procedures using the daVinci are minimally invasive and result in significantly less pain than other surgical procedures. With its remotely-controlled, robotic precision, incisions are smaller, which results in less scarring, less loss of blood, and a lower risk of infection.
Gynecologic surgeries performed with the daVinci Robotic Surgery System also have substantially shorter recovery times, allowing for a more rapid return to the patient’s day-to-day routine. Clinically proven to have some of the best outcomes in the field of women’s health, the daVinci Robotic Surgery System is the premier option for gynecologic surgery.
daVinci Robotic Gynecologic Surgery – Warren, MI
While the daVinci Robotic Gynecologic Surgery System has revolutionized the field of women’s health, any advanced equipment is only as effective as the human operating it. At Hutzel Women’s Health in Warren, MI, skilled and experienced board certified gynecologic surgeons assist patients with any condition of the pelvic area or of the reproductive organs requiring gynecologic surgery.
We are proud to offer the most advanced, state-of-the-art gynecologic surgical techniques – including minimally invasive procedures such as daVinci robotic surgery – to help you get back to your daily life as quickly as possible.
If you require gynecologic surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation. At Hutzel Women’s Health in Warren, MI we commit to providing you with all the information you need to prepare for your gynecologic surgery, including everything you need to know to ensure a swift and successful recovery.