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Robotic Surgery - Gynecology

GYN conditions ranging from benign hysterectomy to uterine prolapse can be treated by physicians at Palms West Hospital with robotic surgery. Through tiny incisions, our robotics-credentialed gynecologists use da Vinci®, a robotic surgical system which provides surgeons added precision and control.

Gynecological Procedures performed with the da Vinci® Surgical System include:

Hysterectomy – surgical removal of the uterus and/or other reproductive organs. Hysterectomy may be recommended to treat a range of gynecologic conditions, such as chronic pelvic pain or abnormal bleeding.

Myomectomy – surgical removal of uterine fibroids. A uterine fibroid is a common type of benign or non-cancerous tumor that develops inside the wall of the uterus. A myomectomy removes those fibroids in a way that preserves the uterus and may be recommended for women who wish to become pregnant.

Sacrocolpopexy – surgery for uterine or vaginal vault prolapse. When vaginal or uterine prolapse happens, tissues in these areas slip or fall from their original and normal positions. This happens to many women each year who seek a surgical solution called sacrocolpopexy. The procedure can be performed as an open surgery, as a minimally-invasive laparoscopic procedure or your doctor may recommend the minimally-invasive da Vinci® surgery.

Ovarian Cystectomy – an ovarian cysts treatment option that removes cysts with the ovary intact. An ovarian cystectomy procedure removes cysts from an affected ovary and may be required if a cyst affects fertility, causes pain or bleeding, doesn’t go away after several periods, grows larger over several cycles or shows signs of being malignant.

Having ovarian cysts doesn’t always require an ovarian cystectomy procedure. In most cases, ovarian cysts won’t cause any problems and will disappear on their own.

Oophorectomy – surgery to remove the ovaries – the almond-shaped organs on each side of the uterus. Oophorectomy can be done alone, in some cases, but it is often done as part of a larger surgery to remove the uterus (hysterectomy) in women who have undergone menopause. Removal of the ovaries is another procedure that may be performed as a robotic, minimally-invasive surgery to offer patients advantages of a faster and easier recovery.