Surgical procedures have evolved considerably over time to become safer and less invasive. One of the latest advancements in surgical procedures is robotic-assisted surgery. Robotic assistance is often used when performing laparoscopic surgery and offers many benefits, including reduced recovery time.
At The Women’s Health Group, we can treat many gynecological issues with minimally invasive robotic laparoscopic surgery. If you want to discuss your candidacy for this procedure, we encourage you to call your nearest Women’s Health Group location today.
What Is Minimally Invasive Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery receives its name from the laparoscope, a thin tool with a tiny camera used during the procedure. During this minimally invasive surgery, your surgeon will move robotic arms to make small cuts near the area that requires treatment.
After making these incisions, your surgeon will insert the laparoscope to observe the inside of your body. Thanks to this instrument, your surgeon will not have to make larger cuts or reach a hand inside your body to examine organs or other body parts.
What Happens During Robotic Gynecological Laparoscopic Surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery is typically an outpatient procedure, meaning you can return home the same day as your surgery. You’ll receive anesthesia or a local anesthetic to numb the area before the surgery begins. Then, your surgeon will sit at a computer and uses the controls to move the robotic arms and perform your surgery.
The first step of your procedure will be to make a small incision below your belly button. Your surgeon will insert a small tube called a cannula to inflate your abdomen with carbon dioxide. By inflating your abdomen, your surgeon can see your internal organs better when they insert the laparoscope.
The number of incisions you receive will depend on the procedure. You will receive one more incision to allow your surgeon to insert surgical tools. After the surgery is complete, your surgeon will remove their instruments and seal your incisions.
When Would You Receive Laparoscopic Surgery?
There are many instances when your doctor may recommend you receive laparoscopic surgery. This surgery is recommended for conditions such as:
- Ovarian Cysts.
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
- Heavy or Abnormal Bleeding.
- Gynecological Cancer.
Learn More About Our Laparoscopic Surgery Options at The Women’s Health Clinic
Our team of surgeons at The Women’s Health Clinic is proud to help improve the health of our patients with our minimally invasive gynecological robotic surgeries. Please schedule an appointment today at one of our locations in Denver to learn more!