Minimally invasive. Extraordinary results.
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 (excessive bleeding).
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has been the standard approach to gynecologic procedures for many years. Yet, open surgery can cause significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and a 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.
Fortunately, less invasive options are available. Some gynecologic procedures enable surgeons to access the target anatomy using a vaginal approach, which may not require an external incision. But for complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1–2 cm incisions, surgeons using the robot can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
Gwinnett Medical Center–Duluth, north Atlanta’s first all-digital hospital, is proud to offer our community the latest in minimally invasive procedures through state-of-the-art, FDA-approved robotic surgery.
Minimally invasive surgeries are performed through small incisions rather than large ones. This results in potentially quicker recovery times, fewer complications, reduced hospitalization costs and less scarring.
One of the most common forms of minimally invasive surgery is performed with the da Vinci Surgical System. This technology provides surgeons an enhanced, high definition, magnified 3D view of the part of the body on which they are performing surgery.
The da Vinci robot translates the surgeon’s every hand movement into smaller, more precise movements for the tiny surgical instruments inside the patient’s body. Gwinnett Medical Center–Duluth’s board-certified surgeons use robotic surgery for the following procedures and conditions:
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