When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains an accepted and effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions such as:
- cervical and uterine cancer
- uterine fibroids
- uterine prolapse
- menorrhagia or excessive bleeding
For many years, traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come more pain, trauma, a longer recovery process and stress to surrounding organs and nerves.
Robotic surgical system technology offers women a minimally invasive surgical option typically with less pain and a quicker recovery. Some gynecologic procedures enable surgeons to access the area requiring surgery using a vaginal approach that may not require an external incision. For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery is often an effective option.
Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using a robotic surgical 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 positive clinical outcome.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of robotic surgical systems when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with a robotic surgical system may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
For more information about robotic surgery at PMC or for referral to one of our surgeons who performs surgeries using robotic surgical systems, call1.888.742.7496.