Gynecologic Robotic Surgery
When medication and noninvasive procedures have not relieved symptoms, surgery remains the most effective method of treating a range of gynecologic conditions. These include:
- cervical and uterine cancer
- uterine fibroids
- uterine prolapse
- menorrhagia (excessive bleeding)
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. This form of surgery can result in significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves. For women facing gynecologic surgery, the period of pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows traditional surgery can understandably cause significant anxiety.
Fortunately, less invasive options are available. Some gynecologic procedures enable surgeons to access the target anatomy using a vaginal approach, which may not require an external incision. But for complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny (1- to 2-centimeter incisions) UAMS surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent outcomes.
Please contact us to learn more about our gynecologic robotic surgery services at UAMS.