daVinci Robot and Gynecological Surgery

Successful diagnosis and treatment of cancers affecting the female reproductive organs frequently requires surgery. Advances in gynecological surgery give surgeons and patients options other than the traditional open incision and exploratory abdominal surgery. Minimally invasive surgeries and robotic-assisted surgeries have significant advantages for patients because they offer less pain and discomfort along with a reduced risk of bleeding and infection and a faster return to normal activity.

What is the daVinci Robot?

The daVinci Robot system has three robotic arms that the surgeon controls using handgrips and foot pedals. The robotic arms are capable of manipulating special surgical instruments with extreme precision and performing extremely delicate and precise movements. 

What Procedures are performed using the daVinci Robot?

The daVinci Robot is approved for use in the following gynecological procedures:

Hysterectomy: removal of the uterus and, in some cases, the surrounding organs such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. 

Myomectomy: the surgical removal of uterine fibroid tissue that preserves the uterus. This procedure is sometimes an alternative to hysterectomy.

Sacrocolpopexy: surgically corrects vaginal vault prolapse using a surgical mesh to hold the vagina in place.

Benefits of the daVinci System

The daVinci system offers several benefits for women facing gynecological surgery.

  • Less scarring
  • Reduced hospital stay
  • Less pain and discomfort
  • Faster return to regular activity
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Reduced blood loss