Shorter hospital stays. Quicker recovery time. Smaller incisions. Less pain, less bleeding and extremely precise technique. These are just some of the benefits that the latest surgical technology, robotic laparoscopic surgery, offers women in need of historically complex gynecological procedures like myomectomy and hysterectomy.
Uterine fibroids are one of the most common conditions in women affecting about 25% of female patients. It is also a condition that often requires a surgical solution called myomectomy.
These usually benign smooth muscle tumors can sometimes cause:
• Pelvic pain
• Pain during menstruation
• Unusual bleeding
• Delayed fertility
• Complications during pregnancy or childbirth
In the past, a myomectomy procedure required open abdominal surgery involving a large incision resulting in a 2-3 day hospital stay and up to 6 weeks post-operative recovery time. Cutting edge technology is offering another option, however.
How is the procedure different?
With Gynecological Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery performed at places like Best Women’s Medical Care in Brooklyn, NY, the result is:
• Smaller incisions
• Less pain
• Less bleeding
• Shorter hospital stays
• Quicker recovery time
This robotic laparoscopic procedure involves making about three, very small 5-8 mm incisions surrounding the surgical site on the patient’s abdomen. A microscopic camera is inserted into the central incision near the umbilicus, or belly button and laparoscopic instruments are inserted through the other two incision sites.
What’s the robotic part?
Of course, the surgery itself is not actually performed by a robot. The robotic system connects the movement of the microscopic instruments to a set of controls operated by the surgeon. The robotic instruments precisely mimic the motions of the surgeon’s hands in miniature, allowing the doctor to make exceptionally small movements, precise measurements and complete microsurgical procedures in a minimally invasive way.
This style of surgery not only reduces pain, bleeding and recovery time compared to traditional open surgery, but also minimizes the already small chance of complication involved in routine surgeries.
The technology behind Gynocological Robotic Laporoscopic surgery allows the doctors at Best Women’s Medical Care to address not only uterine fibroids, but hysterectomy and a wide variety of surgical treatments in the safest, least invasive and most effective way possible.
Ask your doctor about Gynocological Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery.