Robotic Assisted GYN Surgery
Boston Medical Center currently performs robot-assisted surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse, fibroids, and gynecological cancers in appropriately selected patients. The keys to this success are Drs. Larrieux, Hendessi, Kuohung, Mahalingaiah, and Durfee who are specialists in this precise, minimally invasive procedure. Their expertise, coupled with the state-of-the-art daVinci Surgical System from Intuitive Surgical, has dramatically changed the way patients can expect to recover from surgery.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been named a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). The AAGL is the largest minimally invasive gynecologic professional organization in the world. The designation is awarded to facilities and surgeons that have met AAGL’s requirements for delivering high-quality perioperative patient care and are dedicated to offering women minimally invasive surgery whenever possible.
Patient benefits may include:
- Reduced body trauma and pain
- Reduced blood loss and/or need for blood transfusions
- Reduced post-operative pain and/or discomfort
- Reduced hospital stay
The daVinci Robotic Surgical System allows our surgeons to perform complex minimally invasive procedures using a set of small incisions rather than a large incision. Thus, for example, a laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy or myomectomy that in the past required a standard incision can now be performed with minor incision, greatly improving recovery time and patient comfort.
The 3-D stereoscopic view provided by the daVinci Surgical System allows our surgeons to more easily to identify vital anatomy while performing precise surgical dissections, and removing specific tissues. The robot's EndoWrist Instruments provide our surgeons with enhanced dexterity that is not always available using conventional laparoscopic or open procedure instruments.The daVinci Surgical System allows for a minimally invasive alternative surgical procedure to open gynecologic surgery. The daVinci Surgical System is the first operative surgical robot deemed safe and effective by the United States Food and Drug Administration for performing robotic surgery.
For further information or to schedule a consultation please contact the OBGYN Call Center