Hysterectomies & Other Surgeries Using the da Vinci Robotic System
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.
For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
da Vinci Surgery enables gynecologists to perform the most precise, minimally invasive hysterectomy available today. For most women, da Vinci Hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional open surgery, including:
Dr. Pisani and Dr. Chen do the following procedures using the daVInci Surgical System:
Dr. Pisani was the first surgeon to perform robotic sacrocolpopexy in San Mateo county and performed over 1200 robotic cases as of January 2015. Drs. Chen and Pisani perform surgery at El Camino Hospital as well as at Sequoia, Seton and Marin General.
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"Today, there are so many options in treating cancers," Dr. Chen adds. "As specialists in gynecologic oncology, we can educate patients about all of the treatment choices available to them."