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da Vinci Surgery

Dr. Holt, Dr. Montgomery and Dr. Bienvenu are trained in the most advanced gynecological surgical technology available today, the da Vinci Surgical System, which is less invasive and enables their patients to have less pain and shorter recovery times. When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include, but are not limited to, cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding.

Video description: Real women describe their health issues and the advantages of the da Vinci Surgical System.


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

When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include, but are not limited to, cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding.

Hysterectomy
If your doctor recommends a hysterectomy to treat your condition, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Surgery. Using state-of-the-art technology, a da Vinci® Hysterectomy requires only a few tiny incisions, so you can get back to your life faster.


Myomectomy
With the assistance of the da Vinci Surgical System, the latest evolution in robotics technology, surgeons can remove uterine fibroids through small incisions with unmatched precision and control. Among the potential benefits of da Vinci Myomectomy as compared to traditional open abdominal surgery are:

  • Opportunity for future pregnancy
  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less scarring
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A faster return to normal daily activities



Uterine or Vaginal Vault Prolapse (Sacrocolpopexy)
For many women, surgery may be the best treatment option to repair pelvic prolapse, including vaginal vault prolapse. Your doctor will perform a physical exam to determine the best way to completely repair the prolapse. Pelvic prolapse surgery is known as sacrocolpopexy. Surgical mesh is used to hold the affected pelvic organ(s) in the correct anatomical position. This procedure can also be performed after a hysterectomy to treat uterine prolapse. It provides long-term support of the vagina.


Endometriosis Resection
The da Vinci Surgical System allows your surgeon to perform a thorough removal of deeply penetrated or widespread endometrial implants – while preserving your uterus. Unlike conventional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci Endometriosis Resection offers the added benefit of computer and robotic-assisted technology, with the goal of minimizing the risk of your endometriosis returning. da Vinci Endometriosis Resection offers women many potential benefits over traditional laparoscopy, including:

  • Low blood loss
  • Low conversion rate to open surgery
  • Low rate of complications
  • Short hospital stay
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring