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Robotic Gynecologic Surgery

When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to treat gynecologic conditions, including cervicaland uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia (or excessive bleeding), surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment.

Traditional gynecologic surgery—using a large incision to access the uterus and surrounding anatomy—has been the standard approach for many years. With open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves. For women facing this type of surgery, that period of pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows can understandably cause significant anxiety.

Fortunately, less invasive options are available. Some gynecologic procedures enable surgeons to access the target anatomy using a vaginal approach, which may not require an external incision. But for complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci™ Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny incisions, surgeons can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with open procedures while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

Watch a Video

Meet Dr. Steve Brisbois, an Ob/Gyn for 30 years, who immediately embraced the chance to utilize robotic surgery for removing fibroids and performing hysterectomies.

“Robotic surgery enables me to perform complex surgeries that I couldn’t otherwise perform, and to do them better and more safely,” says Dr. Brisbois. “The field of gynecological cancer is going to be totally revolutionized with robotic surgery.”

You'll also meet a patient, who thought she had no option for help with her uncontrolled bleeding until meeting Dr. Brisbois