Our Team of Surgeons
The team at Woman's Hospital is committed to providing a wide variety of leading edge surgical treatment options for our patients, including the latest breakthroughs in robotic-assisted surgical techniques. Meet the surgeons committed to smaller incisions, faster recovery time and shorter hospital stays.
Robotic Surgery ... Changing the Experience of Surgery at Woman's Hospital
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
Robotic-assisted surgery provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. Robotic surgery enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
For the patient, benefits may include:
• Smaller incisions – provide faster healing and little to no scarring
• Shortened hospital stay, or even outpatient surgery
• Minimal blood loss – less chance a blood transfusion will be needed during surgery
• Less post-surgical pain – minimizes the length of time or need for pain medication
• Faster healing time – you will be back to your normal routine faster
For more information, read the Robotic-Assisted Surgery FAQ »
Robotic General Surgery
When medication, lifestyle changes and other non-surgical treatments cannot relieve symptoms, surgery is the accepted treatment for a broad range of conditions. But surgery can be a scary proposition, no matter how routine the procedure. If your physician recommends surgery, you want to learn as much as you can about your surgical options and find the physician and hospital that can provide the procedure and approach that are right for you.
While surgery is generally the most effective treatment option for a range of conditions, traditional open surgery with a large incision has its drawbacks – pain, trauma, long recovery time and risk of infection. Fortunately, less invasive options are available to many patients facing surgery. The most common of these is conventional laparoscopic surgery, in which small incisions are used to insert long-shafted instruments. While laparoscopy is effective for many routine procedures, it has inherent limitations when either the procedure or the anatomy is challenging or complex.
Thanks to the latest evolution in surgical technology, physicians now have an effective alternative to traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy that may allow them to provide patients with the best of both approaches. With the assistance of the robotic system, surgeons can now operate using only 1-2 cm incisions, but with greater precision and control than ever before.
If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for robotic hysterectomy, one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options for a range of uterine conditions. Robotic hysterectomy enables surgeons to perform with unmatched precision and control – using only a few small incisions.
Robotic Hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy, particularly when performing more challenging procedures like radical hysterectomy for gynecologic cancer. Potential benefits include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities
Moreover, robotic surgery provides the surgeon with a superior surgical tool for dissection and removal of lymph nodes during cancer operations, as compared to traditional open or minimally invasive approaches. robotic hysterectomy also allows your surgeon better visualization of anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder. This means that surgeons have a distinct advantage when performing a complex, radical hysterectomy involving adhesions from prior pelvic surgery or non-localized cancer, or an abdominal hysterectomy.
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. While radical hysterectomy or abdominal hysterectomy performed using robotics are considered safe and effective, these procedures may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.