Robotic surgery enables physicians to perform minimally invasive surgery that is not possible with simple laparoscopic instruments. It is one of the greatest advancements in surgery during our lifetime. With the robots high definition camera, 10 times magnification and 540 degrees of movement we are able to perform surgery that could not be accomplished with traditional methods.
Our goal is to reduce the amount of procedures with large abdominal incisions that have been traditionally used in the past to perform both myomectomies and hysterectomies. Last year over 600,000 hysterectomies were performed with large abdominal incisions. Unfortunately, only a small percent of patients were offered robotic surgery as an option. Because robotic surgery enables completion of more technically difficult procedures with faster recovery, we believe it is the best choice for our patients.
We specialize in noninvasive gynecologic surgery using the Da Vinci robot system. We have more robotic surgeons than any private practice within the triangle. This allows us to provide two experienced robotic surgeons for every surgery. We also work in conjunction with Urogynecologists and Gynecologic Oncologists. Our surgeons were the first to do total laparoscopic hysterectomies in the area. With over 300 successful laparoscopic hysterectomies completed and 150 robotic hysterectomies, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery is not new to us. Additionally, we were the first to do a robotic hysterectomy at Rex Hospital and the first to perform a robotic myomectomy.