Robotic Gynecologic Surgery

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Robotic Gynecologic Surgery services offered in Greenwood, SC

Robotic gynecologic surgery can treat conditions like fibroids or endometriosis while putting you at the least amount of risk for complications from those operations. Michael B. Gentry, DO, of Turning Point Women’s Center PA in Greenwood, South Carolina, is the only gynecological and pelvic reconstructive surgeon with privileges to use the da Vinci® Xi™ advanced surgical system at the regional medical center. Call Turning Point Women’s Center PA or schedule an appointment online today to find out if robotic gynecologic surgery can help you.

What is robotic gynecologic surgery?

Robotic gynecologic surgery is an advanced approach to surgical women’s health care. While conventional surgeries rely on a careful hand and handheld tools, robotic surgeries allow your gynecologist more precision and control with help from the state-of-the-art da Vinci® Xi™. 

The da Vinci Xi is a robotic system Dr. Gentry controls from a console to perform minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries using the attached arms. In addition to its smooth movements and surgical instruments, the da Vinci Xi gives Dr. Gentry a 3D magnified view of the surgical area. 

Robotic gynecologic surgeries are considered minimally invasive because their features allow surgeons to make repairs or treat conditions through a few very small incisions instead of a single large one. 

What are the benefits of robotic gynecologic surgery?

In general, robotic gynecologic surgery and minimally invasive techniques have many advantages over more conventional techniques. They include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less scarring
  • Less bleeding
  • A shorter recovery
  • Minimal need for blood transfusion
  • A shorter hospital stay (or none at all)
  • More precision
  • Lower risk of surgical complications
  • Reduced postoperative pain
  • Greater visualization of the surgical area

Together, these benefits lead to better treatment outcomes from gynecological surgeries that normally involve a higher level of risk. Your surgeon communicates with you as you heal and follows up after the surgery to evaluate your recovery and results. 

When might I need robotic gynecologic surgery?

As the only gynecological and pelvic reconstructive surgeon with robotic privileges, Dr. Gentry uses the da Vinci Xi robotic system to perform many common surgeries. You might benefit from robotic gynecologic surgery to diagnose or treat conditions like:

  • Painful periods or heavy bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Endometriosis

Usually, surgery isn’t the first recommendation for gynecologic treatment. If your condition hasn’t improved with nonsurgical care, robotic surgery may be the next step in your care plan. 

Robotic gynecologic surgery can make repairs or remove growths from your pelvic organs and muscles. Call Turning Point Women’s Center PA or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about what you can expect.