Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery
Our surgeons are highly skilled in minimally invasive surgical procedures using technically advanced equipment. Laparoscopic surgical techniques allow surgeons to work through very small incisions, which, for the patient, means faster recovery times, less bleeding, post-operative pain, and scarring. We have a particular specialization in laparoscopic hysterectomy and laparoscopic myomectomy.
Robotic minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery is very similar to other types of laparoscopic surgery, with the main difference being the surgeon works from a computer console that affords a 3-D view of the organs within the body. The 3-D view allows the surgeon even greater dexterity and accuracy when performing delicate procedures on small organs.
Laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery is similar to robotic surgery, with the main difference being the manual manipulation of surgical tools, which the surgeon watches on a screen.
Hysteroscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery
Hysteroscopic minimally invasive surgery is that which allows surgeons to work on organs inside the body without making any incisions at all. Both diagnostic and surgical hysteroscopy procedures are performed through the vagina and cervix.
Management of Abnormal Bleeding
Hysteroscopy may be used to locate and confirm causes of abnormal bleeding in the uterus.
Removal of Fibroids & Fibroid Management
Removal of fibroids as well as their positive diagnosis is possible using this surgical method. Polyps within the vagina or uterus may be similarly treated. The removal of uterine fibroids via a laparoscopic robotic myomectomy is a minimally invasive procedure in which the fibroids are removed through narrow incisions in the abdomen via a process called morcellation, which breaks them down into very small pieces.
Endometriosis Management & Endometrial Ablation
The endometrium is the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. When things go wrong, it can sometimes grow outside the uterus and even affect the ovaries and fallopian tubes. The tissue continues to act as it would inside the uterus during the normal monthly cycle. Robotic laparoscopic surgery can remove the excess tissue when it is not too extensive. Removing the endometrium with ablation can prevent women suffering from heavy uterine bleeding from needing a hysterectomy.
When compared to traditional abdominal surgery, a laparoscopic or robotic hysterectomy leaves very little scarring and gives less post-operative pain. A small incision is made in or near the bellybutton, and a couple of others lower down on the abdomen through which specialized instruments perform the operation. Both total hysterectomy and supra-cervical hysterectomy are possible laparoscopically.
Surgery on the ovaries may be performed to remove ovarian cysts, or complete removal of the ovaries.
Pelvic Prolapse Surgery
Robotic minimally invasive surgery is ideal when there is pelvic prolapse, and can be used to repair prolapse in all the major pelvic organs. The goal is always to restore normal function to the organs and return them to their original positions, relieving symptoms.
Tubal reversal is a procedure that may be able restore fertility after a tubal ligation.
This allows surgeons to take a close look at organs inside the body when other imaging technology such as ultrasound or x-ray doesn’t provide enough information. Occasionally, small tissue samples will be taken during the procedure in order to aid diagnosis.
Laparoscopic tubal ligation is a form of permanent birth control in which the fallopian tubes are cut, tied or blocked. Reversal is sometimes possible but is not always successful.
Ovarian surgery and hysterectomy can also be performed using laparoscopic surgical methods.