Advanced OB/GYNE Associates
Obstetricians & Gynecologists & Women's Health Clinic located in Hoffman Estates, IL & Arlington Heights, IL
The da Vinci® surgery system is a minimally invasive type of surgery using high-tech robotic technology. Highly qualified OB/GYN Andrea Das, MD, FACOG, and the providers of Advanced OB/GYNE Associates offer a range of surgical procedures including hysterectomy, endometriosis resection, and myomectomy to treat various conditions and improve women’s wellness in Hoffman Estates and Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The da Vinci system allows for a shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery time when compared to open surgery. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Q & A
What is the da Vinci surgery system?
The da Vinci is a minimally invasive surgical system that allows your provider to perform procedures like hysterectomy and fibroid removal with the help of highly advanced robotics.
During surgery with the da Vinci system, your provider is always completely in control of all movements and can see the surgical area (the interior of your body) in 3-D and high definition on a nearby monitor. Your doctor performs the surgery using specialized instruments that can bend and rotate with a far greater range of motion than the human hand.
Instruments are carefully guided via a special console and the da Vinci system translates your provider’s movements at the console in real-time. Your doctor inserts the surgical equipment and the camera for viewing through just one or a few small incisions.
What kind of surgery can be performed with the da Vinci surgery system?
Advanced OB/GYNE Associates commonly performs a number of procedures with the da Vinci system, such as:
- Hysterectomy: removal of the uterus
- Endometriosis resection: removal of endometriosis growths while leaving the uterus and other organs intact
- Myomectomy: uterine fibroid removal
- Sacrocolpopexy: repair of pelvic organ prolapse
When necessary, the team Advanced OB/GYNE Associates can effectively treat multiple gynecologic conditions with da Vinci surgery, such as severe pelvic pain, fibroids, abnormal bleeding, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, and gynecologic cancers.
What can I expect during the recovery from da Vinci surgery?
With da Vinci surgery, recovery is much shorter and easier than it would be with open surgery. In fact, many women only spend a night or two in the hospital after a surgery like hysterectomy. Some da Vinci surgeries can even be completed as outpatient procedures.
Since your incisions are very small, there’s usually minimal wound care and a faster healing process. If you keep the incisions clean and dry and closely follow all the instructions given to you by your Advanced OB/GYNE provider, you should be able to get back to your regular routine within a week or two. How quickly you recover depends on the specifics of your surgery and your overall health.
What are the advantages of the da Vinci surgery system?
Compared to traditional open surgery, da Vinci surgery offers several valuable advantages, such as:
- Enhanced precision and control during the surgical procedure
- Lower rate of surgical complications
- Less bleeding
- Smaller incisions
- Less recovery time
The impressive da Vinci surgery system is one of the first robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgical systems to be cleared by the FDA.
If you’d like to learn more about this innovative robotic surgical system, call Advanced OB/GYNE Associates or schedule online today.
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