Robotic Surgery for Gynecologic Conditions
The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland provides patients comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic conditions and disorders. Our gynecologists are experienced and skilled in a variety of treatments including robotic surgery, also known as da Vinci robotic surgery.
What is Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery utilizes advancing technologies in robotics as a method of minimally invasive surgery when diagnosing and treating gynecologic conditions. Robotic surgery may provide surgeons with better precision through smaller incisions as compared to open surgery and conventional laparoscopy or hysterectomy. This allows doctors to perform even more complex and delicate procedures that may result in less pain, less recovery time and a shorter stay in the hospital.
How is Robotic Surgery performed?
Robotic surgery may be performed similarly to traditional surgery with the addition of robotics. During robotic surgery, robotic arms are used to perform and move about the patient. These arms mimic the movements and the commands of the surgeon and allow for additional precision and expertise.
When is Robotic Surgery the best option?
Robotic surgery may be used to detect and treat a wide range of gynecologic conditions including:
- Gynecologic cancers
- Uterine fibroids
- Conditions of infertility
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
The gynecologists at The Institute for Gynecologic Care use medical history, risk factors and a thorough examination to help determine whether robotic surgery is a suitable treatment option for a patient's condition.