When you need surgery, specially trained surgeons and compassionate staff at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco are ready to provide you with excellent care.
Robot-assisted surgery is a less invasive surgical alternative available for more complex conditions. It allows skilled surgeons to use smaller incisions, provides better vision, precision, dexterity, and control during surgery. It is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open surgery.
For you, it may mean:
With the da Vinci robot, your surgeon operates through 3-5 small 8 mm incisions which allow introduction of the camera and instruments in order to perform the surgery on the inside similar to traditional laparoscopy but with even more precision and speed with less bleeding and trauma. The system features a magnified, 3D, high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments, controlled by your surgeon, that bend and rotate much more than the human wrist.
This is what allows even more complex procedures to be performed. With this technique almost all gynecological surgeries, no matter how complex, can be approached in a minimally invasive approach almost eliminating the need for open surgery.
If an open surgery is recommended by your gynecologist, a consultation with a robotic surgeon may give you the option of avoiding the large scar, excessive pain, and long recovery associated with an open procedure.
Our team treats a wide array of gynecologic conditions including:
Other conditions may benefit from robotic surgery. If you need surgery, ask your doctor if minimally invasive robotic surgery would be an option for you.
Visit the Dignity Health Medical Group - Saint Francis/St. Mary's to find the doctor that's right for you.