da Vinci Surgery For Women's Health
Learn about minimally invasive da Vinci ® Surgery
The da Vinci procedure allows gynecologist surgeons to perform a lot more complex operations with just a few small incisions, which also minimizes the need to perform the traditional abdominal (open) surgery. This procedure also allows surgeons to operate with unsurpassed 3DHD visualization, dexterity, surgical precision, control, and ergonomic comfort.
Our physicians perform the following procedures:
If you have gynecologic cancer - such as cancer of the uterus or cervix - your doctor may suggest a hysterectomy (removal of your uterus). A hysterectomy may be performed with open surgery or minimally invasive surgery.
Your doctor also may suggest a hysterectomy (removal of your uterus and possibly ovaries and fallopian tubes) if you have:
- fibroids - benign growths in and/or around the uterus;
- endometriosis - occurs when your uterine lining grows outside the uterus
- adenomyosis - occurs when your uterine lining grows into the wall of the uterus
- pelvic prolapse - slipping of the uterus, vagina and/or bladder
Uterine Prolapse (Sacralcolpopexy)
If you have pelvic prolapse symptoms, your doctor may suggest medicine or lifestyle changes. However, if your symptoms get worse, your doctor may suggest surgery. One procedure for pelvic prolapse is called sacrocolpopexy. During the operation, surgical mesh is used to hold your affected pelvic organ(s) in their natural position. The mesh remains in place permanently. This procedure is not the same as what occurs during transvaginal placement of mesh. Your doctor can fully explain the differences to you. Sacrocolpopexy is viewed as the best way to correct pelvic prolapse, resolve symptoms and provide long-term support for the vagina.
Fibroid Surgery (Myomectomy)
If you have fibroid tumors and medicine, lifestyle changes or other options do not ease your symptoms, your doctor may suggest surgery. Myomectomy is the surgical removal of the fibroid(s) while leaving your uterus in place. Myomectomy can be done using open surgery or minimally invasive surgery.