Robotic surgery benefits those facing gynecologic procedures
7/9/2015 1:26 PM
Since the introduction of robotic surgery, the realm of gynecology has seen a dramatic change, particularly when it comes to the surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the bladder, rectum, cervix, uterus or vaginal cuff begin to fall. Today, this condition can be repaired through minimally invasive robotic procedures.
Robotic surgery has also revolutionized the way other gynecologic procedures are performed, including hysterectomies, ovarian surgeries and uterine fibroid removal.
The advantages to performing surgical procedures with robotics include smaller incisions, minimal scarring, a reduction in pain and a faster recovery. Today, so many women work and have children to take care of, so having gynecological surgeries robotically helps them get back to work and life faster. In addition, physician-guided robotic surgery provides improved dexterity and precision for the surgeon.
Are you facing a gynecologic surgery? For more information about robotic surgery at CTMC, visit www.ctmc.org.
Teresa Irwin, MD, FACOG, FPMRS
Dr. Irwin is a board certified gynecologist and a Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon. She is certified in da Vinci robotic assisted surgery, laser vaginal rejuvination and designer laser vaginoplasty. She currently practices at the Caring Center for Women in San Marcos and New Braunfels, Texas.