Robotic surgery is an advanced method of performing gynecological procedures using the most precise minimally invasive techniques. The team at Philadelphia Women's Health & Wellness in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, includes experts in using robotic technologies to perform gynecological surgery like hysterectomies. If you're facing the prospect of undergoing a surgical procedure, find out more about the benefits of robotic surgery by calling or booking an appointment online today.
What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is a method of performing gynecological operations using the least invasive and most precise techniques. The robot doesn't replace your surgeon — it's just a highly sophisticated tool that's under your surgeon's direct control.
Robotic surgery uses laparoscopic techniques. A laparoscope is a slender instrument that has a light, magnifier, and camera on one end. It goes into your body through a small incision, relaying images to a computer screen in the operating room.
Using these images, your surgeon directs the robotic arms with the help of advanced computer technology. Other laparoscopic instruments go into additional small incisions when necessary to carry out the operation.
What is robotic surgery used for in gynecology?
Robotic surgery is increasingly used for a variety of gynecological procedures. Philadelphia Women's Health & Wellness mainly uses robotic surgery to perform hysterectomies.
A hysterectomy involves removing either your uterus (partial hysterectomy) or both your uterus and cervix (total hysterectomy). You might need a hysterectomy if you have a serious condition affecting your uterus and other treatments aren't helping.
Robotic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open surgery or a vaginal hysterectomy. It gives your surgeon at Philadelphia Women's Health & Wellness unrivaled precision and flexibility that ensures the highest quality outcome.
What are the advantages of robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery causes significantly less tissue damage than open surgery. As a result, you:
You should get back to normal life faster than you could after having open surgery.
What happens during robotic surgery?
At the start of your robotic surgery procedure, you receive an anesthetic. This could be a regional anesthetic, which numbs everything below the waist, or a general anesthetic that puts you to sleep.
Your surgeon at Philadelphia Women's Health & Wellness makes a series of small incisions in your abdomen for the laparoscopic instruments, then guides the robotic arm using a computerized surgeon console. This allows them to direct every move the robot makes.
Once the surgical procedure is complete, you go to the recovery area while the anesthetic wears off. Your surgeon visits you when you’re feeling awake enough to discuss what happened during your procedure.
To book your consultation for robotic surgery, call Philadelphia Women's Health & Wellness or schedule online today.