If you’re exploring your treatment options for gynecologic surgery, Miles Howard, MD, and the experienced team at Palm Valley Women’s Care can advise you whether you may be a candidate for a robotic procedure using the da Vinci® Surgical System. The robot-assisted procedure may offer several benefits over traditional methods. It can treat common women’s health conditions, including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, and more. To find out more, call one of their two convenient locations in Phoenix and Avondale, Arizona, today.
The da Vinci Surgical System offers a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery. The FDA-approved robotic system allows your doctor to perform complex surgery with precision through small incisions.
In the past, doctors made large incisions through your skin and muscle to see clearly enough to perform surgery. Today, your doctor at Palm Valley Women’s Care instead performs many gynecologic procedures with the da Vinci technology.
The da Vinci system requires only a few small incisions. Your doctor inserts surgical equipment and a camera for viewing through the tiny cuts. Or, during laparoscopic surgery, a type of camera-assisted surgery, your doctor uses long-handled tools to perform the operation, while viewing magnified 3D images of your surgical area on a video screen.
The surgery is used for an array of gynecologic health problems, including:
The system also can be used to perform a hysterectomy.
Da Vinci surgery provides a number of potential benefits compared with other methods of gynecologic surgery. Benefits may include:
In many cases, the robot-assisted surgery may provide you with a better outcome compared with conventional open surgery.
As you weigh your options, you may want to ask some of these questions:
Your doctor at Palm Valley Women’s Care has a considerable amount of experience with da Vinci surgery and has performed surgery with the system for years. If you’re considering your options, da Vinci surgery might be a choice to consider. Find out more by calling Palm Valley Women’s Care.