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Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Premier Women's Care of Southwest Florida -  - OB/GYN

Premier Women's Care of Southwest Florida

OB/GYNs located in Cape Coral, FL & Fort Myers, FL

The state-of-the-art technology and skills of the expert team of providers at Premier Women's Care of Southwest Florida, located in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Lehigh Acres, Florida directly benefit patients who need gynecological surgery. They provide minimally-invasive gynecological surgeries using da Vinci® robotics. Minimally invasive surgeries are associated with a faster, easier recovery and lower risk of complications. The board-certified obstetrics and gynecology physicians use da Vinci robotics in hysterectomies, endometriosis resections, myomectomies, and sacrocolpopexies.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

How is surgery using da Vinci robotics different from traditional surgery?

Traditional surgical procedures are “open”, in which the procedure is done through a single large incision. With da Vinci robotic-assisted surgeries, the procedure is done through either a small incision in the belly button or a few subtle incisions. Small lighted cameras are inserted through the incisions to give the surgeon a clear view of the anatomy, and robotic technology provides unprecedented precision throughout the course of the procedure. Surgeries completed through minuscule incisions are referred to as "laparoscopic."

Da Vinci surgical procedures can provide relief for patients with chronic pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, cancer, and heavy or abnormal bleeding, endometriosis, or pelvic organ prolapse.

What surgeries can be performed using da Vinci robotics?

Your Premier Women’s Care physician applies da Vinci robotics across several systems, including, colorectal, general surgery, head, neck, thoracic, and urology. Your Premier Women's Care of Southwest Florida doctor also provides gynecological surgeries, which include:

  • Hysterectomy and single site hysterectomy (removal of the uterus or other reproductive structures)
  • Endometriosis resection (removes endometrial implants)
  • Myomectomy (surgical removal of uterine fibroids)
  • Sacrocolpopexy (surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse)

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Because robotic surgery is minimally invasive, it reduces the risk of complications associated with surgery. Also, most patients recover quickly and experience less pain during recovery when they choose laparoscopic surgery.

The da Vinci robotic surgery system is FDA-approved, and over 3 million patients have benefitted from this technology.

How do I know if I’m a candidate for minimally invasive surgery?

Not every patient is eligible for minimally invasive surgery. Your dedicated provider evaluates each patient on a case by case basis to determine their eligibility for da Vinci and creates a treatment plan that’s most likely succeed. Some patients may turn out to need open surgery, and your doctor will inform them as such.

How long is the recovery time for minimally invasive surgery?

Some procedures are outpatient while others require a short hospital stay. The length of time a patient spends in the hospital after their procedure depends on many factors, including their overall health, their recovery from surgery, and the risks associated with the treatment.

To find out more about minimally invasive surgery with da Vinci, call the offices of Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida to schedule a consultation, or book online.