GYN 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 surgery.
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 patients.
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
Conditions that may be appropriate for treatment with robotic surgery include: