Precision Surgery for Faster Recovery
By Potomac Ob Gyn, LLC
April 25, 2022
Category: OBGYN
Tags: Robotic Surgery  

Robotic surgery paves the way for a faster, easier way to undergo certain gynecological procedures.

While surgery is never something that someone delights in, there are many conditions and issues that a woman may deal with that require her to undergo surgery and cannot go ignored. What might put your mind at ease regarding your upcoming surgery is that our Rockville, MD, OBGYNs Dr. Leslie Masiky and Dr. Aliya Poshni offer robotic-assisted surgery. This minimally invasive technique makes surgery and recovery much easier and smoother.

What is the da Vinci Robotic Surgery system?

This robotic surgical system makes it possible for our Rockville, MD, team to perform various gynecological procedures with less invasive techniques, smaller incisions, less pain and a shorter recovery time. Plus, the robotic arms have a superior range of motion than a hand, making it possible for us to target harder-to-reach areas of the body. This system increases accessibility while promising heightened dexterity and precision over a human hand.

What procedures can the da Vinci system perform?

This revolutionary robotic system allows our OBGYN team to perform a wide range of surgical procedures to treat everything from heavy bleeding and endometriosis to pelvic prolapse and even gynecological cancers. We also use this system to perform laparoscopic hysterectomies, which are far less invasive than traditional hysterectomies and offer,

  • Less pain and post-procedural discomfort
  • Lower risk for side effects, complications or infection
  • Minimal scarring from tiny incisions
  • Shorter hospitalization
  • Shorter recovery period

What should I expect from robotic surgery?

Everyone’s experience will be a bit different, depending on the type of procedure you’re having done. Most individuals will stay overnight in the hospital after surgery, but the length of their stay will depend on the extensiveness of the procedure. We’d be happy to discuss this with you during your pre-op appointment.

Patients are placed under general anesthesia, so they will not be awake for the procedure. Then, tiny incisions are made in the abdomen, from which small instruments and a camera are placed to help guide the robotic arm. The robotic arm can only be controlled by a surgeon and does not function on its own.

Have questions about robotic surgery and how it could benefit you? To learn more, call our Rockville, MD, OBGYNs at Potomac OBGYN to schedule a consultation with our team.