Overview of Gynecologic Robotic Surgery
Robotic-assisted surgery represents the most advanced
minimally invasive surgical option. By dramatically enhancing visualization,
precision, control and dexterity, robotic-assisted surgery overcomes the
limitations of conventional laparoscopic technology, helping physicians to
perform highly complex surgery with increased precision and effectiveness.
At Hoag, robotic-assisted surgery is performed
utilizing one of four state-of-the-art da Vinci® Surgical Systems. Each robotic
unit consists of an ergonomically designed surgeon’s console, a patient-side
cart with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance vision system and
proprietary EndoWrist® Instruments. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic
technology, the surgeon’s hand movements are scaled, filtered and seamlessly
translated into precise movements controlled exclusively by the surgeon. And in
the case of the dual console da Vinci® Si HD Surgical System, two surgeons can
work together simultaneously to perform highly complex minimally invasive
The combination of technological advancements
provided by robotic-assisted surgery not only makes the surgery easier to
perform, but more importantly, provides a number of benefits to the patient.
Patients who undergo robotic surgery experience less post-operative pain,
decreased blood loss, a smaller rate of infection and a shorter length of stay
in the hospital, which translates to a faster return to normal activities.
With the enhanced surgical capabilities provided by
robotic technology, surgeons are able to perform more complex minimally
invasive surgery for both benign and malignant conditions, extending the
benefits of minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible range of
Who is a candidate for
gynecologic robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is an option for many gynecologic
patients with varying medical conditions, as outlined below. And for those
patients who are not candidates for robotic surgery, Hoag’s multidisciplinary
team of gynecologic surgeons provides the latest in state-of-the-art minimally
invasive laparoscopic surgical options, as well as innovative non-surgical alternatives.
Conditions that may be appropriate for treatment with
robotic surgery include: