Da Vinci® surgery offers a minimally invasive approach to gynecologic procedures that results in smaller incisions, shorter downtime, and less scarring than traditional open surgery. At Midwest Women Obstetrician/Gynecologist Ltd in Downers Grove, Illinois, the experienced gynecologists perform multiple types of gynecologic surgery with the da Vinci system. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
The da Vinci system is a form of robotics-assisted surgery with many functions, including gynecological surgery. In the past, gynecological surgery required large incisions in the abdomen to perform. Open methods mean the surgeon cuts through fat, muscle, and other tissues to view the structures inside the abdomen.
Open surgery is an effective method for diagnosing gynecological conditions and repairing damage, but it also raises the risk of infection, bleeding, and extensive downtime.
With da Vinci surgery, your doctor at Midwest Women OB/GYN Ltd can perform gynecological procedures through small incisions in your abdomen. Robotics assistance allows your surgeon enhanced control and precision for better outcomes and shorter recovery times than traditional open surgery.
The da Vinci system can treat numerous gynecological conditions, including:
Heavy bleeding, spotting between menstrual cycles, and prolonged bleeding are telltale signs of abnormal uterine bleeding. Common causes include uterine fibroids and endometriosis. The da Vinci surgical system can treat unusual growths and tissue to prevent abnormal bleeding.
A uterine fibroid is a noncancerous growth that can develop in the uterus. While fibroids are usually harmless, they can cause pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, and even infertility. Removing fibroids is often the only way to ensure your feminine health remains strong.
Uterine, cervical, and ovarian cancer are treatable in their early stages. With the da Vinci system, your doctor can remove abnormalities with less pain, bleeding, and downtime than open surgery.
Endometriosis is a chronic condition that causes uterine tissue to grow outside the uterus. Without proper treatment, endometriosis can be painful, cause heavy menstrual bleeding, and lead to infertility. Your doctor can precisely remove tissue that grows outside the uterus with the da Vinci system.
The da Vinci system includes three parts: a surgeon console, a patient console, and a vision cart. These three components work together to allow your surgeon to perform procedures with robotic assistance.
The platform includes small instruments that act as arms. Your surgeon uses this feature to make tiny incisions and insert small tools to perform surgery with minimal damage to your surrounding tissues and organs. An outside monitor gives your surgeon guidance as they perform the procedure.
Call Midwest Women OB/GYN Ltd today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about da Vinci surgery.