Da Vinci® Surgical System in Lynchburg, VA
In the past, surgeons made large incisions through the skin and muscle of the abdomen to access the surgical site and perform the necessary operation. Some surgeries still require the large incision, but with today’s advancements in technology, many surgeries can be performed with minimally invasive techniques using robotic accuracy.
The da Vinci® surgical system allows the doctor to perform laparoscopic surgery, using highly magnified 3D views of the surgical area with smaller instruments that offer a greater range of motion. Other advantages to using the da Vinci® system include:
- Greater surgical precision
- Increased range of motion
- Greater dexterity
- Enhanced visualization, including the ability to magnify areas that may not be seen with the naked eye
- Greater access to hard to reach areas
- Improved ability to spare healthy tissue
The providers at Women’s Health of Central Virginia are highly trained in this advanced surgical system and are pleased to offer the da Vinci® surgical system as an alternative surgical option to the Lynchburg community.
The da Vinci® surgical system is used to perform numerous female reproductive procedures such as hysterectomies, myomectomy, sacrocolpopexy and endometriosis resection. The da Vinci® system is a state of the art surgical platform that allows the surgeon to perform complex gynecological procedures with robotic precision.
Benefits of da Vinci®
Our goal at Women’s Health of Central Virginia is to bring the most advanced healthcare options to our patients so that we can offer the exceptional benefits of minimally invasive robotic surgery including:
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Lower risk of infection
- Lower risk of postsurgical complications
- Less blood loss during surgery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Minimal scarring due to smaller incisions
- Expedited return to normal activity
If you have been diagnosed with a female reproductive disease or are experiencing gynecological issues, please call Women’s Health of Central Virginia, located in Lynchburg, VA, at (434) 239-7890 to find out if robotic assisted surgery is right for you.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus and/or cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries for gynecological conditions that affect your life such as pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding and cancer.
Hysterectomies can be performed through open surgery (large incision in abdomen), laparoscopically and daVinci® robot assisted surgery. Depending on your unique needs, your doctor can help you choose the best surgical option for your health. Contact us today at (434) 239-7890 for more information. Our team is here to help you!
Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids, or noncancerous growths inside the uterus. Fibroids can occur at any age, mostly during childbearing years, and they can cause numerous symptoms including:
- Heavy, long lasting menstrual bleeding
- Pelvic pressure or pain
- Spotting between periods
- Difficulty emptying bladder
Depending on the size and location of the fibroids, your doctor will suggest the best surgical option for you. Myomectomies can be performed with the da Vinci® surgical system
Sacrocolpopexy is a surgical procedure to correct a prolapsed pelvic organ. Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that occurs when the muscles, such as the pelvic floor, becoming weakened due to age, childbirth and abdominal surgery. There are several types of prolapse that can occur such as:
- Uterine prolapse
- Vaginal vault prolapse
When pelvic organ prolapse occurs, symptoms can include pressure or discomfort in your pelvic area and urinary incontinence. Your doctor may suggest lifestyle changes and exercises that can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. If your prolapse is severe, your doctor may suggest a surgical procedure to reconstruct and repair the prolapse returning your organ to its proper location.
Endometriosis is a condition in which the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows outside the uterus. This condition can cause mild to severe pain, cramps, abnormal periods, spotting between periods and infertility.
If endometriosis is affecting your family planning, your doctor may suggest a surgical procedure to remove any areas of endometrium that can interfere with fertility. An endometriosis resection is typically suggested for women who want to get pregnant in the future. The da Vinci® surgical system can be used to perform an endometriosis resection. Contact our team today for more information. We are here to help and care for you.
Important Safety Information
Patients should talk to their doctors to decide if da Vinci® surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on nonsurgical and surgical options and associated risks in order to make an informed decision. Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci surgery, up to and including death. Serious risks include, but are not limited to, injury to tissues and organs and conversion to other surgical techniques, which could result in a longer operative time and/or increased complications. For Important Safety Information, including surgical risks, indications, and considerations and contraindications for use, please also refer to www.intuitive.com/safety. Individuals’ outcomes may depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to patient characteristics, disease characteristics, and/or surgeon experience. Product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intuitive Surgical, or of their respective holders. ©2019 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. All rights reserved. Product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. The information on this website is intended for a United States audience only.