Associated Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecologists & Obstetricians located in Clarkston, MI & Bloomfield Hills, MI
For women who need advanced gynecologic surgery, the da VinciⓇ robotic surgical system offers numerous benefits. At Associated Obstetrics & Gynecology in Bloomfield Hills and Clarkston, Michigan, you have access to women’s health specialists highly skilled in robotic surgery techniques. If you have questions or concerns about robotic gynecologic surgery or the da Vinci platform, schedule a consultation today to find answers. Online scheduling lets you set up your visit any time of day or night, or you can call to check availability.
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Q & A
What is robotic surgery?
The term “robotic surgery” often conjures up visions of a blocky robot hovering over a patient with surgical tools in its hands. In reality, a more accurate term is “robot-assisted surgery.” Your specialist remains in full control of the surgical system at all times, so there’s absolutely no chance of a sci-fi style robotic takeover.
What are the benefits of the da Vinci surgical system?
The da Vinci surgical system allows your surgeon to complete many gynecologic procedures using a minimally invasive approach. That means smaller incisions, less risk of bleeding, and faster recovery time.
Robot-assisted surgery also enables a level of precision that is simply not available with the human hand, no matter how skilled your surgeon may be. The da Vinci system uses an advanced 3D imaging system to illuminate the surgical site and transmit those images to an external screen.
In this way, your specialist is able to complete your procedure with enhanced vision. The selected surgical tools are secured to the ends of the robotic arms, which can flex and bend at angles the human hands cannot come close to matching.
What type of gynecologic surgeries can the da Vinci® system support?
The da Vinci Surgical System is an incredibly versatile tool that can enhance many different surgical procedures. Some of the more common uses include:
- Hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus and ovaries
- Removal of abnormal endometrial tissue
- Myomectomy, or removal of fibroids
- Sacrocolpopexy, or correction of pelvic organ prolapse
- Removal of cancerous tumors
Any time you require gynecologic surgery you should take care to choose a team with the skills and experience needed to achieve optimal outcomes. In the case of robotic-assisted surgery, not every practice offers this technology and not every specialist has the expertise needed to leverage this tool to its greatest advantage. That’s why so many women turn to Associated Obstetrics & Gynecology for their care.
Robot-assisted surgery isn’t the right approach for every surgical need, but when it is a good option, the benefits make it well worth your consideration. Speak with your specialist about how the da Vinci Surgical System might improve your surgical outcomes. You can schedule a visit online or call to speak with one of the administrative professionals.