Women's Robotic Surgery
If you need gynecologic surgery, you owe it to yourself to explore all your options. North Mississippi Medical Center offers several robotic surgical procedures at Women's Hospital in Tupelo and at Gilmore-Amory to treat gynecologic conditions including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding.
The most common procedure using the da Vinci Si surgical system is robotic hysterectomy. This procedure offers potential benefits over traditional hysterectomy, especially for more challenging procedures.
Robotic hysterectomy also allows the surgeon to better see anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder.
Other Robotic Procedures
Besides robotic hysterectomy, surgeons also perform:
- Endometriosis resection
- Myomectomy (surgical removal of uterine fibroids, single site or multiport)
- Oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries, single site or multiport)
Benefits to the patient include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- And often, better clinical outcomes
Benefits to the surgeon include:
- 3-D Visualization. Provides the surgeon with a true three-dimensional view of the operating field. This direct and natural hand-eye instrument alignment is like open surgery with “all around” vision and the ability to zoom in and zoom out.
- Dexterity. Instinctive operative controls make complex minimally invasive surgery procedures feel more like open surgery than laparoscopic surgery.
- Surgical precision
- Access. Surgeons perform complex surgical maneuvers through 8-mm ports, eliminating the need for large incisions.
Range of motion. Surgeons have the ability to rotate instruments more than 360 degrees through tiny incisions.