Women face a host of unique health situations that require skilled, compassionate care. When it comes to gynecological needs, nothing is more important than having confidence in your care provider. Should you find yourself requiring gynecological surgery, you should consider the benefits of consulting with an OB/GYN that is trained and certified in robotic surgical techniques. Look no further than Dr. Matthew Casavant at South Lake Obstetrics & Gynecology.
What is Robotic Surgery?
Surgeries that utilize state-of-the-art robotic technology are called “robotic-assisted surgeries”. This type of surgery has been changing the playing field of surgery. In these procedures, mechanical, computer-guided devices perform many of the technical aspects of the surgery. The mechanism can have small cameras and surgical tools mounted on the end, specific to the type of surgery. The surgeon is always present, and controls the device with a computer. The entire surgery or just a portion may be performed via robotic-assisted devices. The surgery is not done on “auto-pilot”. Staff members are present, and all of the traditional safety practices and medical standards are still observed. The robotic device is simply used to assist the surgeon in performing a more precise and accurate procedure.
What are Some Benefits of Robotic Surgery?
Since there are areas inside the body that are difficult to visualize, there is always some risk of surgical error. The greatest benefit to robotic surgery is that it offers a minimally-invasive approach while still providing the visibility of open surgery.
Robotic devices reduce the risk of human error. Data has shown that robotic-assisted surgeries have fewer complications and a faster recovery time. Computer-guided precision can mean smaller incisions, less scarring, a reduced hospital stay and fewer infections. For the patient, this means that you may be able to resume normal activities sooner.
What Gynecological Surgeries are Routinely Performed?
A majority of the most common gynecological surgeries can be done using robotic surgery. Among the services provided are:
- Hysterectomy, partial or total
- Fibroid tumor treatment
- Reproductive cancer treatment
- Tubal ligation
- Endometriosis resection
This list of procedures is not exhaustive. Most gynecological procedures can utilize some form of robotic-assisted technology, depending on the situation.
Learn More During a Consultation
The importance of having an OB/GYN that is certified in robotic surgery cannot be overstated. To put it simply, it helps to ensure that the treatment will have optimal results. Make an appointment at South Lake Obstetrics & Gynecology in Clermont to learn more about how Dr. Matthew Casavant and his team can help you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.