Thanks to Da Vinci® robotic surgery, it’s possible to perform complex procedures using a minimally invasive approach. At Top Doc OB/GYN & Associates, board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist Robert Dourron, MD, proudly offers Da Vinci robotic surgery for various procedures, including endometrial ablation, hysterectomy, and laparoscopy. To make an appointment, call the office in Decatur or Chamblee, Georgia, or click the online booking feature today.
Da Vinci robotic surgery provides a state-of-the-art way to perform complex gynecologic procedures using minimally invasive techniques.
The American company, Intuitive Surgical, manufactures the Da Vinci surgical system. It received FDA approval in 2000.
The Da Vinci system is unique in that it features a robotic console and special “arms” for holding surgical instruments and a camera. During surgery, your Top Doc OB/GYN provider stands at a computer console, allowing them to make incisions with precision.
Da Vinci robotic surgery is minimally invasive, so it’s much less risky than traditional open procedures. What’s more, there’s a reduced risk of side effects like scarring and bleeding.
Top Doc OB/GYN uses Da Vinci robotic surgery to perform various procedures, including:
You might also benefit from Da Vinci robotic surgery if you’ve been diagnosed with a pelvic relaxation disorder.
Top Doc OB/GYN performs Da Vinci robotic surgery at the hospital or a special surgical facility. The procedure occurs under general anesthesia, meaning you’re asleep the entire time.
During the operation, your provider stands at a computer console. They use the console to manipulate special surgical instruments that remove damaged or diseased tissues or to make repairs.
Contrary to popular belief, a robot doesn’t actually perform the surgery. Your provider is in control the entire time; the machine simply responds to their instructions.
Da Vinci robotic surgery offers a variety of advantages compared to traditional open techniques, including:
Furthermore, the Da Vinci surgical system provides your surgeon with a greater range of motion and dexterity.
After Da Vinci robotic surgery, you stay in the hospital for several days. As your body heals, it’s normal to experience some pain, swelling, and general discomfort.
Take your medication as prescribed, follow your provider’s recovery instructions, and make sure to attend each of your checkups. Depending on the type of surgery, you might also need to participate in physical therapy.
To see if you’re a candidate for Da Vinci robotic surgery, make an appointment at Top Doc OB/GYN by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.