Center for Robotic Surgery
Ovarian cyst removal
Dilation and curettage
Cervical tumor removal
Pelvic Node Dissection
Robotic-Assisted Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
This procedure uses a state-of-the-art surgical system designed to help your doctor perform the most precise minimally invasive hysterectomy available today.
During a robotic hysterectomy your surgeon will use control devices to direct the surgical instruments that remove your uterus. The robotic system will translate your surgeon’s hand movements into precise actions at the instrument’s tip with absolute accuracy.
Robotic Surgery for Endometrial Cancer
This is the most common application of the da Vinci robot in Gynecologic Oncology. Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer in women, and the standard treatment is by removal of the uterus, cervix, tubes, and ovaries, with or without the pelvic and abdominal lymph nodes. For the past decade the robotic platform has allowed surgeons to perform this complex procedure in a minimally invasive fashion that has benefited patients all over the world.
Here, your surgeon may use Firefly™ Fluorescence Imaging to identify and biopsy “Sentinel Nodes”, which helps to determine if the cancer has spread into the lymphatic system. Using this state-of-the-art imaging system reduces the need for excessive dissection and minimizes destruction of tissue. In short, it allows your surgeon to identify the first nodes to be affected right away so that they can be removed and tested. Although approved by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, patients are encouraged to discuss this novel approach further with their surgeon.
Robotic Surgery for Cervical Cancer
Most surgically treated cancers of the uterine cervix require a so called “Radical Hysterectomy” which is a complex procedure that includes removal of the uterus and the cervix along with the adjacent soft tissue in the pelvis. As such this involves very meticulous dissection of small vital structures such as the ureter, blood vessels and nerves away from the tissue to be taken out. The superb visibility afforded by the da Vinci robotic platform along with its other virtues such as precise instruments and tremor filtration have revolutionized the minimally invasive approach to this procedure and allowed it to be performed with significantly less blood loss and less injury to pelvic nerves.
Robotic Surgery for Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer
The da Vinci Surgical System may be a viable treatment option for early stage ovarian cancer patients, as it offers a minimally invasive alternative to complex surgery. In some cases, the da Vinci system might be a good option if you have concerns about fertility in the future.
Robotic Surgery for Nodes Dissection
This operation removes lymph nodes from the pelvis and the abdomen that may contain cancer cells that have spread from the tumor. When this procedure is done robotically, the instruments allow the surgeon to work inside the pelvis and abdomen and create very small incisions to remove the lymph nodes. This approach avoids the need for a large incision in the abdomen so the pain and blood loss are less, and the recovery time is shorter.
Robotic Surgery for Complex Benign Gynecological Conditions
You may be referred to a gynecological oncologist for their surgical expertise in order to manage a complex benign gynecological condition in a minimally invasive fashion that would otherwise require exploration through a large incision for surgical management. In these situations you are most likely to have an operation performed by the da Vinci robotic platform which would offer you and your surgeon the best chance of completing the operation laparoscopically with the most benefit and the least risk for complications.