The physicians of Atlanta Gynecology & Obstetrics have seen significant evolutions that have transformed surgery as we know it. It always has been and continues to be our goal to provide patients with minimally invasive surgical options. This is why we are excited to offer one of the most groundbreaking alternatives to "open" surgery for patients who may require gynecologic surgery. The da Vinci® Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced, robotic, computer and optical technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation.
What is the da Vinci Surgical System?
The da Vinci Surgical System has a 3D high definition (3D-HD) vision system, special instruments and computer software that allow your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. The 3D-HD image is highly magnified, so your surgeon has a close-up view of the area he or she is operating on. The da Vinci instruments have mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist – allowing your surgeon to make small, precise movements inside your body. And, da Vinci software can minimize the effects of a surgeon's hand tremors on instrument movements.
- The da Vinci Surgery Experience - brochure
What is da Vinci Surgery and how can it help me?
da Vinci Surgery is a less invasive technique than what is referred to as "open" surgery. With da Vinci Surgery, the incisions made in your body by your surgeon are much smaller than the cut made during open surgery. da Vinci Surgery is therefore considered "minimally invasive surgery." Studies of da Vinci Surgery have shown the following benefits in comparison to open surgery:
- A shorter hospital stay
- Smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring
- A faster recovery
- Less need for narcotic pain medicine
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
Since its introduction, da Vinci Surgery has greatly reduced the number of open surgeries for common operations such as hysterectomy. Thanks to da Vinci technology, more patients have been offered minimally invasive surgery than at any other time in history.
For more information about clinical evidence related to da Vinci Surgery, please visit www.intuitivesurgical.com/company/clinical-evidence.
Procedures & Conditions Treated with Robotic Surgery
- Hysterectomy, with or without removal of ovaries - brochure
- Myomectomy (removal of fibroids) - brochure
- Pelvic adhesive disease
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic prolapse
Medical Advice & Surgeon Training
Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Other options may be available and appropriate. Only a doctor can determine whether da Vinci Surgery is appropriate for a patient's situation. Patients and doctors should review all available information on both non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision.