Traditionally, if you had to have a reproductive surgery like a hysterectomy, the surgeon would make a long incision in your abdomen and remove your uterus.
The surgeon would then stitch up the incision, and recovery would take some time. Furthermore, many complications could occur, including infection and substantial blood loss. You’d also be sore and on bed rest for a time.
Patients undergoing robotic-assisted surgery usually have quite a different experience. Minimally-invasive procedures mean you may have less pain and heal faster. You’ll also be able to get back to your normal activities sooner.
Robotics has changed the way many surgeries are performed today. Among those which our office performs are:
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Robotics has changed the way many surgeries are performed today. Among those which our office performs are laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy, myomectomy, and ovarian surgeries.
There’s less bleeding involved since the incision site or sites are considerably smaller. The procedure also tends to be performed with more precision. Additionally, the minimally-invasive procedures mean you may have less pain and heal faster. You’ll also be able to get back to your normal activities sooner.
The idea of having a robot perform surgery on you can be intimidating, but it’s actually completely safe. A member of our certified staff still performs the surgery, just with robotic assistance.
Any surgery (traditional or robotic) has a certain amount of risk involved. We will explain the risks to you before undergoing your procedure.
Doctors have been using the da Vinci® Surgical System in gynecological surgeries since 2005 when the Food and Drug Administration approved it. Dr. Oster is a certified provider and has been using it for years. She’d be happy to answer your questions about using robotics for your surgery.
The first thing you’ll want to do is make an appointment for a physical exam and to go over your medical history. You need to do this within 30 days of your surgery. Talk with your doctor about medications that you may be taking to find out if you need to stop taking them on the day of your surgery. You may also need to schedule a check-in with your primary physician prior to the surgery.
Aspirin and over-the-counter drugs containing aspirin act as blood thinners, so you’ll need to stop taking them at least a week before your surgery. If you need to take a pain reliever, you can take Tylenol.
You will receive specific instructions for the day of your surgery. Be sure to follow them faithfully so that we can perform your procedure without delay or complications.
We know the need for surgery can be a stressful time. We’re here to help you all the way through the scheduling process, from the day of your procedure, to making sure your after-care needs are taken care of.
I appreciated knowing what to expect throughout the whole process, appointments set up in advance, along with a Tele health visit post surgery around two weeks. No complaints with this team as I know I am in great hands!
There are many types of gynecological procedures, both non-surgical and surgical. For example, a colposcopy is a common non-surgical procedure used to examine the cervix after an abnormal Pap smear. A laparoscopy, on the other hand, is a surgical procedure used to view the reproductive organs in your abdomen, such as your uterus or ovaries. Our office offers a range of procedures in a safe, welcoming environment, and provides our patients with the latest technology for minimally-invasive gynecological surgeries.
Our dedicated office staff is here to assist you through the surgery scheduling process, from consultation to day of procedure and beyond.
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