Robotic surgery is a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical technique
Robotic surgery is one type of minimally invasive surgery that our Austin obgyns perform to treat different medical problems. Robotic surgical techniques allow our surgeons to perform complex surgeries with great precision and dexterity. Each of our Austin obgyns is a certified and trained da Vinci® robotic surgeon.
How our Austin obgyns perform robotic surgery
From start to finish, our skilled and experienced Austin obgyns are in charge of robotic surgery. The surgeon works at a console that provides a clear view of the surgical field. When the operation begins, the surgeon uses the robotic arms to hold the instruments as he or she creates one or more small incisions in the skin. The surgeon then inserts the instruments and manipulates them remotely from the console.
The robotic arms that hold the instruments have the ability to bend, flex and rotate with more precision and dexterity than the human hand and wrist, giving the surgeon increased precision and range of motion. Robotic technology also helps reduce muscle fatigue and strain that can occur in physicians during a long, complex surgery.
The benefits of surgery performed with robotic technology
Like minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery offers several benefits over traditional, open surgery.
- Fewer infections after surgery
- Less blood loss
- Less pain
- Less scarring
- Faster recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
As with any surgery, robotic surgery involves some risks, including bleeding at the incision site, hernia at the incision site, infection, internal bleeding and complications from anesthesia.
Robotic surgery is used for many surgical procedures, including hysterectomies
Robotic surgery can treat several different gynecological conditions, including fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, incontinence, ectopic pregnancy, cervical and uterine cancer and infertility.
One of the best examples of a surgical procedure that has been improved with robotic surgery is the hysterectomy. In fact, one of our Austin obgyns, Devin Garza, M.D., was the first surgeon in Austin and one of the first in the United States to perform the single incision robotic hysterectomy, a procedure that allows our surgeons to perform the entire surgery through one very small incision in a woman’s navel. In addition to hysterectomies, robotic surgery is used for several other medical procedures, including endometrial ablation, tubal ligation reversal and permanent birth control.
Our Austin obgyns continue to update their surgical skills
Our Austin obgyns are committed to offering state-of-the-art medical procedures to advance our patients’ health and wellbeing.
We are leaders in providing robotic surgery and other advanced surgical techniques for patients throughout the Austin and Central Texas area. Contact us to schedule an appointment.