Dr. Miles Howard uses a robotic device to perform minimally invasive surgery for a variety of gynecologic procedures. The robotic device, called the da VinciĀ® Surgical System, is a viable, effective, minimally invasive option for many patients facing surgery. The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy through the use of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The System enables surgeons to precisely perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions. It gives surgeons superior visualization of the procedure, allows enhanced dexterity, control, and precision, and offers superior ergonomics, all which enable surgeons to perform procedures in a manner never before experienced.

Gynecological Procedures using the da Vinci Robotic System

  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy

Benefits of Robotic Surgery

  • Significantly less pain
  • Decreased blood loss
  • Fewer surgical complications
  • Less scarring and fewer scars
  • A shorter hospital stay and a faster return to normal daily activities
  • In many cases, better clinical outcomes


  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Vaginal prolapse