Robotic Surgery

OB-GYN Associates PC -  - Obstetrics

OB-GYN Associates PC

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Cedar Rapids, IA

If you’re suffering from pelvic pain or abnormal menstrual bleeding, minimally invasive robotic surgery may be able to help. The doctors at OB-GYN Associates PC in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, have advanced training in robotic surgery to treat a variety of benign and malignant gynecologic conditions. Robotic surgery is gentler with fewer risks than other surgeries, and may be the best option for you. Call or schedule a consultation at OB-GYN Associates PC today to learn more.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

OB-GYN Associates PC

What is robotic surgery?

At OB-GYN Associates PC, the doctors utilize the da Vinci® Robotic Surgery System. Robotic surgery is a type of laparoscopic surgery that allows your practitioner to make a few tiny incisions, rather than one large open incision to perform surgery.

Through these tiny incisions, your practitioner inserts a miniature camera and surgical tools to visualize and perform the surgery. The advantages of the da Vinci system are the intense magnification of the camera and unique wristed tools that bend and twist more than the human hand, so you get a precise and minimally invasive surgery.

What problems does robotic surgery help?

The da Vinci system is used by practitioners with advanced surgical training. Some of the problems that can be corrected with minimally invasive robotic surgery include:

  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Abnormal or very heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Fibroids
  • Cancer
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Endometriosis

 

With this advanced laparoscopic technology, the team performs surgeries to correct these symptoms and give you relief.

What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery versus open surgery?

Since a laparoscopic surgery is performed through a few tiny incisions, you will heal more quickly than an open surgery. There is also less risk for an infection since the incisions are so small.

Additionally, laparoscopic surgeries are more precise than open surgeries, so your team can be more specific when removing affected tissues. Some of these surgeries, like myomectomies, can also spare your fertility and offer an alternative to a full hysterectomy when you only need a fibroid removed.

What can I expect with a robotic surgery?

If your practitioner recommends robotic surgery, we will schedule your procedure and explain all pre-surgery recommendations from your team.

During your surgery, you will be sedated before your practitioner makes tiny incisions at specific locations on your abdomen. Next, your practitioner inserts laparoscopic tools into your abdomen.

Using the camera to guide the tools, your practitioner will perform your surgery. In some cases, you can return home the same day to recover, or you may stay in the hospital for another day. In most cases, you can return to your normal activities within a few weeks.

The expert team at OB-GYN Associates PC perform robotic surgeries at St. Luke’s Hospital and Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

If you’re interested in the benefits of a robotic surgery, call the team or schedule a consultation online today.