The Food and Drug Administration approved robotic surgery performed using the da Vinci Surgical SystemⓇ in 2000. Since then, doctors and hospitals in the US quickly adopted the use of this technique. At My OB/GYN Specialists in Miami, Dr. Jaclyn Ferro uses robotic surgery to treat a wide range of conditions. For more information, call or make an appointment online today.
When performing robotic surgery, Dr. Ferro sits at a console and uses a system that includes a camera and mechanical arms that have surgical instruments attached to them. Dr. Ferro sits at a computer near the operating table to control the device. Using robotic surgery offers Dr. Ferro a high-definition, magnified, 3-D view of the surgical site.
The robotic surgery procedures offered by Dr. Ferro include:
If you have symptomatic fibroids that cause heavy menstrual bleeding, irregular bleeding and/ or pelvic pain, Dr. Ferro performs a myomectomy to remove your symptom-causing uterine fibroids while leaving your uterus intact.
A Hysterectomy involves surgical removal of your uterus. Your cervix, fallopian tubes and/ or ovaries may also be recommended to be removed, depending on your circumstances.
It’s common to have an ovarian cyst at some point during your life. Most cysts come and go without any symptoms. If you experience severe pain or pressure caused by a cyst or if your doctor at My OB/GYN Specialists believes your cyst has either burst or twisted, then an ovarian cystectomy gets recommended to remove the cyst.
Additional reasons Dr. Ferro performs an ovarian cystectomy include suspicion of cancer, endometriosis, and concern exists that your cyst could impact your fertility.
Your doctor diagnoses you with endometriosis when tissue that lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus causing pain and other symptoms. When you go for an endometriosis resection, Dr. Ferro removes the implanted tissue and leaves uterus and other organs in place. Your doctor at My OB/GYN Specialists recommends endometriosis resection if you want to get pregnant in the future.
Robotic surgery allows Dr. Ferro to work with enhanced precision, flexibility, and control while performing your operation. Additionally, you experience:
Because Dr. Ferro does many of these procedures on an outpatient basis, an extended hospital stay isn’t required.
For minimally invasive robotic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Jaclyn Ferro at My OB/GYN Specialists in Miami.