At some point in your life, you develop a condition that requires surgery. Gynecological conditions that would require surgery include endometriosis, fibroids, and cervical cancer. Facing surgery is always concerning. But thanks to advanced technology, procedures are much less invasive than they used to be. Traditionally, open surgery was very common, in which large incisions were required for surgeons to see inside the body. They may still do that in a few cases, but now – thanks to modern technology – surgeons are able to perform procedures by just making a few small incisions and then using laparoscopic or robotic-assisted equipment to see and guide them inside the body.
Cheyenne OBGYN’s doctors can perform minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic-assisted surgery with the state-of-the-art Da Vinci surgical system. Most of our doctors are trained to use the system to perform several gynecological procedures, that may include a hysterectomy, myomectomy or pelvic organ prolapse surgery.
The Da Vinci system consists of a surgeon’s console, equipped with a control panel and a high-definition monitor, and a patient side-cart, outfitted with robotic arms. When in use, the equipment is attended by another surgeon and a nurse at the operating table.
The system provides doctors with several advantages when conducting surgery. It offers high-definition 3D vision, a magnified, panoramic view and robotic assistance. For instance, in laparoscopic surgery, doctors use special long-handled tools to perform surgery while viewing magnified images from the laparoscope (camera) on a video screen. For other surgeries, the robotic hands precisely replicate the surgeon’s hand movements while steadying hand tremors and finessing movements as needed.
There are also benefits for patients: less bleeding, lower risk of infection, and minimal scarring. Additionally, there is less threat of complications and patients usually experience a faster recovery, being able to return to their normal routine more quickly.
Doctors at Cheyenne OBGYN are well-versed in using the Da Vinci surgical system. Plus, we always make an effort to keep updated on the best available systems. Our priority is to use technology with the intention of gaining the best outcomes for patients.
To learn more about Da Vinci surgical systems and its capabilities, please visit their website. If you have any questions about the technology our doctors or office use, please give us a call at (307) 634-5216.