Conditions da Vinci Minimally Invasive Surgery Can Treat
The medical field is experiencing something of a "golden age" for breakthroughs in everything from new drug therapies to surgical technology. Many procedures that once required complicated open surgery and extended hospital stays can now be performed on an outpatient basis, with less invasive techniques that drastically reduce everything from after surgery side effects to recovery time. One of the tools helping to make surgeries less invasive and more accurate and precise is the da Vinci Surgical System, a surgeon operated robotic surgery platform.
Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery in Annapolis
The da Vinci surgical platform uses state of the art 3D technology and small, wrist like surgical instruments with enhanced dexterity and movement to bend and flex at greater angles than the human hand. The instrument is guided and controlled by the surgeon, so that it functions as an extension of the hand, allowing the doctor to see the area in greater detail via the 3D imaging, and to operate with greater accuracy and precision.
Da Vinci has been used in over 3 million surgeries, and can operate on several parts of the body where the patient is eligible for minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery involves the use of several small incisions, as opposed to one large central incision common to traditional open surgery.
At LSC OB/GYN LLC in Annapolis, MD, the da Vinci platform can be used for a number of gynecological procedures, including:
- Hysterectomy (to remove ovaries, fallopian tubes, or uterus)
- Remove fibroids, polyps or tumors
- Endometriosis treatment (removal of endometrial lining in cases of excessive menstrual bleeding)
- Diagnostic (minimally invasive techniques are also used to diagnose potential conditions like fibroids or tumors)
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery
The use of smaller incisions and enhanced visualization holds several benefits over traditional open surgery:
- less blood loss
- lower risk of infection
- less postoperative pain
- shorter healing and recovery period
Minimally Invasive Surgery with Da Vinci Robotic in Annapolis
For more information on the benefits of minimally invasive surgery for obstetrics and gynecological care, contact LSC OB/GYN LLC by calling (410) 266-7755 to schedule an appointment today.