Da Vinci robotic surgery involves the use of robotic instruments and a high-definition 3D camera for performing certain gynecological procedures. Your doctor views the camera’s images and guides the robotic instruments, which are part of a wrist-like robotic device, to perform a minimally invasive procedure.
Keep in mind that your doctor has total control over the robotic instruments at all times. These instruments can’t move on their own, which increases the safety of these procedures.
Traditional surgical procedures, such as hysterectomies, involve making large incisions and putting surrounding tissue at risk of being damaged. These surgical procedures have longer recovery times and greater risks of complications, such as bleeding and infections. They also typically cause more pain and discomfort during the healing process.
Da Vinci robotic surgery uses a minimally invasive approach that involves making small incisions rather than large ones. This helps reduce recovery time, minimizes risks, and results in less pain and discomfort.
Your Findlay Women's Care doctor can use Da Vinci robotic surgery for several gynecological procedures that would normally be done using open or traditional surgery. These include the following:
That depends on certain factors, such as the type of procedure you’re having and whether you have any medical conditions that might make this surgery unsafe or increase your risk of complications.
In general, though, da Vinci robotic surgery is considered safe for many women who need certain gynecological procedures done. Your doctor at Findlay Women’s Care will determine if you’re a suitable candidate for da Vinci robotic surgery after taking all relevant factors into consideration.
The recovery process shouldn’t take as long as it would for open surgery since you’ll have smaller incisions that need to heal. You’ll likely have some soreness afterward, which you can typically manage with nonprescription pain relievers. Your doctor will give you detailed information on recovering from your procedure.
If you’d like more information on da Vinci robotic surgery, please contact Findlay Women’s Care to make an appointment with Dr. Carmen Doty-Armstrong, Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, or Dr. Kimberlee Perkins today.
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