Minimally invasive surgery
Today doctors can perform many gynecologic procedures using minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic-assisted surgery, possibly with da Vinci technology. Both minimally invasive approaches require one or a few small incisions that doctors use to insert surgical equipment and a camera for viewing. In laparoscopic surgery, doctors use special long-handled tools to perform surgery while viewing magnified images from the laparoscope (camera) on a video screen.
All of the physicians at Eastern OBGYN are proficient in the use of the da Vinci system.
What is a da Vinci system?
The da Vinci is a surgical system comprised of three components: surgeon console, patient-side cart, and vision cart.
Surgeon consoleThe surgeon console is where your surgeon sits during the procedure, has a close-up 3D view of your anatomy, and controls the instruments. The instruments are “wristed” and move like a human hand, but with a far greater range of motion.
Patient cartThe patient-side cart is positioned near the patient on the operating table. It is where the instruments used during the operation move in real time in response to your surgeon’s hand movements at the surgeon console.
Vision cartThe vision cart makes communication between the components of the system possible and supports the latest 3D high-definition vision system.
Robotic-assisted gynecologic procedures
- Hysterectomy for benign conditions
- Hysterectomy for cancer
- Pelvic organ prolapse surgery
- Endometriosis resection
Talk with your doctor if you have any additional questions about these procedures.