Robotic Obstetric and Gynecologic Procedures

Many benign (non-cancerous) conditions can affect a woman's reproductive system including fibroids and endometriosis. Issues with reproductive organs can cause problems with pain, bleeding and even cause fertility issues. Some gynecological procedures done with robotic surgery include:

  • Endometriosis Resection/Lysis of Adhesions: endometriosis resection is used to treat endometriosis – a condition in which the endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus, causing scarring, pain, and heavy bleeding. This condition can also cause damage to the fallopian tubes and ovaries. In endometriosis resection, the abnormal tissue is removed. Lysis of adhesions treats adhesions that form usually in the abdomen or pelvis – such as with endometriosis. Surgery involves removal of this scar tissue within the body.

  • Benign Hysterectomy (Total and Supracervical): Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Benign means for the treatment of non-cancerous conditions such as heavy bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis and pelvic prolapse. In fact, this procedure is the most common surgery to treat those types of gynecologic conditions. Total hysterectomy refers to the removal of the uterus and cervix and all reproductive organs. Supracervical, also known as partial hysterectomy, involves removal of the uterine body but leaves the cervical stump.

  • Myomectomy: done to relieve problems caused by fibroids without doing a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). Myomectomy is used to treat uterine fibroids – benign, or non-cancerous tumors of the uterus. This surgery removes uterine fibroids and involves reconstruction of the uterine wall.

  • Sacro-colpopexy: is used for uterine or vaginal vault prolapse – or falling – of any pelvic floor organs (vagina, uterus, bladder or rectum). Sacrocolpopexy corrects vaginal vault prolapse by using mesh to hold the correct anatomical position of the vagina.

  • Unilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy (USO) and Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO): USO and BSO are procedures used for ovarian cysts and cancer but can also be used prophylactically to reduce the chances of developing ovarian cancer. These can be performed separately or combined with hysterectomy.USO is the removal of an ovary and a fallopian tube while BSO refers to the removal of both ovaries and both tubes