Minimally Invasive Surgery including Robotic Surgery (Da Vinci)
Robotic-assisted gynecologic procedures
- Hysterectomy for benign conditions
- Hysterectomy for cancer
- Pelvic organ prolapse surgery
- Endometriosis resection
About da Vinci ®
Intuitive for Gynecology Patients
Understand your gynecologic surgery options
The gynecology specialty covers conditions of the internal female reproductive system, which includes the uterus (womb), ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina. When your reproductive system develops a problem, it can affect many aspects of your health and quality of life. Gynecologic conditions such as severe pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids, abnormal bleeding, pelvic organ prolapse, and cancer are common and may require medical care. When lifestyle changes, medicine, and other options do not ease your symptoms, your doctor may suggest surgery.
Types of surgery
In the past, surgeons made large incisions in skin and muscle so that they could directly see and work on the area of concern. This is called open surgery. Today doctors still perform open surgery, but they can also perform many gynecologic procedures using minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic-assisted surgery, possibly with da Vinci® technology.
Both minimally invasive approaches require one or a few small incisions that doctors use to insert surgical equipment and a camera for viewing. In laparoscopic surgery, doctors use special long-handled tools to perform surgery while viewing magnified images from the laparoscope (camera) on a video screen.
What is a da Vinci system?
The da Vinci is a surgical system comprised of three components: surgeon console, patient-side cart, and vision cart.