Robotic Surgery: What You Need to Know
When it comes to minimally invasive gynecology, robotic surgery is one of the newest approved options for common gynecological procedures including myomectomy, hysterectomy, endometriosis treatment and sacrocolpopexy. Robotic surgery makes the surgeon’s work even more exacting and helps make surgical adjustments as precise as possible.
Why You Might Need a Robotic Surgery
If you’ve been diagnosed with a gynecological or urological health condition that requires treatment, robotic surgery may be indicated for a variety of conditions:
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Bladder Disorders
- Certain Cancers
How to Prepare for a Robotic Surgery
Much like any minimally invasive procedure, your doctor or specialist will give you specific instructions about how to prepare for surgery. Often, these include avoiding blood thinning medications and alcohol for a period of time before the procedure and potentially fasting for several hours before the procedure. Because anesthetics are used, prepare to have a ride home from the outpatient facility after the procedure as your ability to drive will be inhibited.
Once you’ve been scheduled for a procedure to treat your condition, your doctor can give you more specific details.
Potential Side Effects and Risk Factors for Robotic Surgery
While every surgical procedure carries certain risks, robotic surgery has been associated with positive treatment outcomes and to a degree, minimized side effects after surgery. Because of the range of treatments that can be applied robotically, a specific set of side effects isn’t easy to identify.
Key issues around gynecological surgery include bleeding and infection. While some post-surgical bleeding and discomfort is normal in the days following surgery, if you are experiencing unpleasant discharge, bleeding or pain, contact your doctor immediately.
How Advanced Gynecology Can Help
Our board-certified team of specialists and surgeons are here for you to help you get the care you need for all of your women’s health needs including getting robotic surgery if you and your specialist believe it’s the best course of treatment.
Our state-of-the-art facilities equipped with robotic surgical technology ensure that, should you need it, you have access to the most up-to-date and least invasive surgical options.