Minimally Invasive Surgery

Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology, LLCThe doctors of our practice are experts in minimally-invasive surgery. The majority of surgical procedures that we perform are done with small incisions, with much less discomfort than traditional surgery. Patients are back to work and back to their normal lifestyles quickly. One of the latest advances in surgical management for women includes laparoscopic hysterectomies. Our physicians have special expertise in performing these procedures, and the majority of necessary hysterectomies for our patients are performed by minimal invasive approaches, rather than large incisions. Of course, our doctors are also expert at medical care and minor procedures that help to minimize the number of hysterectomies that our patients need altogether.

da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
Dr. Seth Rubin and Dr. Rajal Patel performs robotic surgical procedures, to further enhance the options for minimally-invasive surgery for our patients. The surgical robot allows minimally-invasive surgery to be performed with greater precision and excellent outcomes. Patients may experience the following benefits:

  • Less blood loss
  • Shortened hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Low risk of infection and complications
  • Fast recovery and return to normal activities
  • Small incisions and less scarring

When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include, but are not limited to, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and 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. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and a 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, 1-2 cm incisions, 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 clinical outcomes.

If you have been diagnosed with a condition requiring surgery until very recently your options included traditional surgery with a large open incision or laparoscopy, which uses small incisions but is limited in scope.

Thanks to a breakthrough surgical technology, there is a new category of minimally invasive surgery for which you may be a candidate. It is an effective, minimally-invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy. Through the use of the da Vinci® Surgical System, surgeons are now able to offer a minimally-invasive option for complex surgical procedures.

Imagine major surgery performed through the smallest of incisions. Imagine having the benefits of a definitive treatment but with the potential for significantly less pain, a shorter hospital stay, faster return to normal daily activities – as well as the potential for better clinical outcomes.

With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons and hospitals are re-writing accepted standards for surgical care. da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery.

It is important to know that surgery with da Vinci does not place a robot at the controls; your surgeon is controlling every aspect of the surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci robotic platform.

da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery.

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