May 25

Women's Health Professionals OBGYN Albany, GA TeamWomen's Health Professionals | OBGYN Albany, GA

Other than hysterectomy, what ob/gyn surgical procedures can the da Vinci® robot be used for?

The da Vinci® robot enables us to perform other procedures than hysterectomy. The most common example is myomectomy or the removal of fibroid tumors from the uterus while still preserving the uterus. The procedure in the past had to be done through an open incision and required a hospital stay of 2 to 3 days and a recovery time of 6 to 8 weeks. With the da Vinci® systems, we are able to remove the tumors laparoscopically, so the procedure is now done outpatient and requires a recovery time of perhaps 2 weeks.