Da Vinci Surgical System

When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include, but are not limited to, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding. Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves. For women facing gynecologic surgery, the period of pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows traditional surgery can understandably cause significant anxiety.

Fortunately, less invasive options are available. Some gynecologic procedures enable surgeons to access the target anatomy using a vaginal approach, which may not require an external incision. But for complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

Oxford Obstetrics and Gynecologist Associates provides this minimally invasive surgical option for our patients. Drs. Hunt and Harper perform robotic assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic assisted laparoscopic removal of ovaries or ovarian cyst, and robotic assisted myomectomy for removal of fibroids using the da Vinci Surgical System.

Pelvic prolapse is fairly common and the risk of developing the condition increases with age. It can occur in women who have had one or more births. Treatment is not necessary unless the symptoms are bothersome. For many women, surgery may be the best treatment option to repair pelvic prolapse, including vaginal vault prolapse. Your doctor will perform a physical exam to determine the best way to completely repair the prolapse. The gold standard for pelvic prolapse surgery is known as sacrocolpopexy. Surgical mesh is used to hold the affected pelvic organ(s) in the correct anatomical position. This procedure can also be performed after a hysterectomy. It provides long-term support of the vagina. Dr. Hunt performs robotic assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy with the da Vinci surgical system.

For more information, contact our office at (662) 236-5717 or 1-800-277-5717.