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Robotic surgery is a relatively recent innovation in minimally invasive gynecologic surgical techniques. Using a slender 3D-lighted scope and narrow instruments controlled by the surgeon through a robotic system, we can treat many conditions that affect a woman’s reproductive organs.
With traditional open surgery, surgeons make a single incision ranging from 2 - 6 inches to access the pelvic organs. With laparoscopic surgery, surgeons hold and manipulate a scope and instruments through a several small incisions. Robotic surgery is like laparoscopy, with the main difference being in how surgeons control the surgical tools.
At Northwestern Medicine, our gynecologic surgeons have highly specialized training and experience necessary to perform these advanced robotic procedures and ensure patients have the best possible results. Some conditions that are amenable for robotic surgery include hysterectomy, myomectomy, endometriosis, tubal repair, and tubal anastomosis.
ABOUT MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGIC SURGERY
Our team offers less invasive alternatives to traditional gynecologic procedures in both the operating room and office settings.