Getting Patients Back to Their Lives Faster after Gynecology Surgery
Traditionally, gynecologic surgery has meant significant pain, long recovery and possible damage to the surrounding organs and nerves. With recent advancements in medical technology, however, qualifying patients having gynecology surgery at The Medical Center of Aurora can benefit from robotic surgery through the use of the da Vinci® Robotic Surgery System.
Benefits of Robotic Surgery
This state-of-the art technology allows surgeons to access the body through tiny incisions (some as small as one centimeter), manipulating instruments that are even more precise than the human hand. The approach leads to a variety of benefits, including:
- Reduced blood loss
- Smaller incisions, less pain and scarring
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Reduced risk of infection
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities
Areas of Specialization in Gynecology Surgery
Ask your doctor if da Vinci® Robotic Surgery is an option for your gynecologic surgery. Not all patients are candidates for robot-assisted surgery; your doctor will consider your health history and current condition when assessing robotic surgery as a treatment option.
About Robotic Surgery
During da Vinci® Robotic Surgery, the surgeon sits at the robotic system console set several feet from the patient in the operating room. The surgeon views the body through a high-definition, 3-D system while using hand controls to move robotic arms, which have been inserted strategically through small incisions. The robotic arms mirror the surgeons’ motions on a much smaller scale, allowing them more dexterity and agility than the human hand alone.