What To Know About Robotic Surgery
By Potomac Ob Gyn, LLC
July 13, 2022
Category: OBGYN
Tags: Robotic Surgery  

Discover more about the da Vinci robotic-assisted gynecologic surgical system we offer.

Here in Rockville, MD, our OBGYNs are dedicated to providing the latest, most advanced and minimally invasive techniques to treat a wide range of women’s health problems. Whether our team has determined that you’re an ideal candidate for da Vinci robotic surgery or you simply want to learn more, we’re glad you’re here.

What is the da Vinci robotic system?

Instead of performing open surgery, which can be invasive, lead to longer recovery times and increase the risk for complications, systems like the da Vinci robotic system make it possible for our Rockville, MD, OBGYNs to treat a wide range of conditions that impact a woman’s reproductive health through minimally invasive and laparoscopic techniques.

When you undergo da Vinci surgery, our doctor will be at the console, using the robot to provide a clear view of the surgical area along with precise and tiny tools that offer far greater flexibility and range of motion than a surgeon’s hand. Of course, this system does not operate independently, only with a licensed and expert medical professional at the helm. The robot is not the one performing surgery.

What are the benefits of da Vinci robotic surgery?

This robotic system can be used in everything from cardiac and gallbladder surgery to colorectal and gynecological. In this case, our team uses this system for performing gynecological procedures such as a hysterectomy. This surgical system can also be used to treat,

  • Endometriosis
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Fibroids
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Cancer of the uterus or cervix

What is the recovery process like?

Since the incisions are far smaller with the da Vinci robotic system than in traditional surgery, this also means that the recovery process is easier and faster. Most individuals can return to work and some of their everyday activities in as little as two weeks. Still, they should avoid heavy lifting or any activity that causes exertion for at least six weeks after your surgery.

Of course, every patient is unique, so don’t hesitate to ask our Rockville, MD, OBGYNs about this robotic surgical system, the recovery process or any other questions you might have about the procedure.

If you have been told that you require a hysterectomy or if you are dealing with any of the issues we’ve listed above, it may be time to speak with our Rockville, MD, OBGYNs to discuss whether the da Vinci robotic system may be right for you. Call us today at (301) 654-2275.