What is da Vinci robotic surgery?
The da Vinci® Surgical System is an advanced surgical tool that uses robotic technology to reduce incision size and increase accuracy during surgical procedures. Dr. Conner and Dr. Moore have performed more than 150 robotic surgeries and have master’s designations from Intuitive Surgical, the makers of the da Vinci Surgical System.
The minimally invasive robotic tool allows the surgical experts at Orange Coast OBGYN to operate with enhanced vision, better precision, and more control. The da Vinci Surgical System is equipped with a 3-D HD vision system and special surgical instruments that bend and rotate better than the human wrist.
Compared to traditional open surgery, da Vinci robotic surgery offers many advantages, including:
- Less blood loss
- Minimal scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Reduced recovery time
By using the minimally invasive robotic tool, the specialists at Orange Coast OBGYN may also be able to prescribe less pain medication.
What procedures are performed with da Vinci robotic surgery?
Dr. Conner and Dr. Moore use the da Vinci Surgical System to perform a number of gynecological procedures. Some of the most common include:
- Ovarian cystectomy
By using the da Vinci Surgical System, the team at Orange Coast OBGYN performs very complex surgical procedures through small openings.
Who is a good candidate for da Vinci robotic surgery?
Your specialist at Orange Coast OBGYN determines if you’re a good candidate for robotic surgery after an examination, review of your medical history, and your need for surgery. While robotic surgery offers many benefits, it is not a suitable surgical choice for all women.
If you have a bleeding disorder or you’re obese, your specialists may recommend an alternate surgical technique. Either way, you can trust that you’re in exceptional hands with Dr. Conner and Dr. Moore.
What can I expect during surgery?
What you can expect during da Vinci robotic surgery depends on the procedure being performed. Your specialist at Orange Coast OBGYN reviews your procedure with you before you start so you know what to expect. She also provides information on how to prepare for your surgery and the length of your recovery time, including types of activities that may need to be limited.
To learn more about da Vinci robotic surgery, call the office today or book a consultation online.