daVinci Robotic Surgery
When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to
relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most
effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These
include, but are not limited to, cervical and uterine cancer,
uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and
menorrhagia or excessive bleeding.
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves. 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, less invasive options are available. Some gynecologic procedures enable surgeons to access the target anatomy using a vaginal approach, which may not require an external incision. But for complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
daVinci Surgical System
Only da Vinci® overcomes the limitations of both traditional
open surgery and conventional minimally invasive surgery.
The da Vinci System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon's capabilities and - for the first time - offer a minimally invasive option for major surgery.
The da Vinci S Surgical Robot
With da Vinci Surgery, small incisions are used to introduce
miniaturized wristed instruments and a high-definition 3D
camera. Seated comfortably at the da Vinci console, your surgeon
views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical
At the same time, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate your surgeon's hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments.
The da Vinci Surgery System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. It requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
Conditions the da Vinci Surgery System used for are
alternative to hysterectomy, Heavy periods, Fibroids,
Endometriosis, Pelvic pain and Incontinence.
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