When you’re facing surgery of any sort, you want to know you will be taken care of by the best. Rest assured you are in good hands, literally, at AnMed Health’s Women's and Children's Hospital. Our GYN surgeons are top notch.
Minimally Invasive Women's Surgery
Minimally invasive, laparoscopic, robotic. Talking about surgery can sometimes sound like a foreign language. So what does it all mean?
Traditional open surgery uses a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy. For many years, this has been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. But 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 pain, discomfort and recovery time of traditional surgery can understandably cause 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.
da Vinci® Surgical System - it’s a big name, and has some even bigger benefits. Basically a surgeon’s hand, fingers and wrist movements are carried out by robotic technology, which makes it more precise. As a result, patients recover faster and experience less pain and scarring. AnMed Health is using this technology in woman’s surgeries, such as hysterectomies and sacral colpopexies. Hundreds of women can testify to the benefits of da Vinci® surgery. Hear one patient’s story below.
Several AnMed Health physicians perform gynecologic procedures using the da Vinci® Surgical System. Click on the name below to see contact information for each physician.
Mark P. Lacy, M.D., FACOG