Considering Fibroid Surgery? The daVinci Robot

 


El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy TengErika Balassiano, and Pooja Gupta, all members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecgologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University, under the supervision of world-renowned Dr. Camran Nezhat.

 

Servicing Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Atherton, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Burlingame, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Campbell, San Jose, Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, Milpitas, South Bay, East Bay, North Bay.


 

Considering Surgery for Fibroids?

Learn  about  minimally invasive

da Vinci® Surgery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have fibroid tumors and medicine, lifestyle changes or other options do not ease your symptoms, your doctor may suggest surgery. Myomectomy is the surgical removal of the fibroid(s) while leaving your uterus in place. Myomectomy can be done using open surgery or minimally invasive surgery.

Open Surgery: With open surgery, an incision (cut) is made in your abdomen. It must be large enough for your surgeon to fit his or her hands and instruments inside your body to reach  your  organs.

Minimally  Invasive  Surgery:  A  myomectomy  can  also be done using minimally invasive surgery. With traditional laparoscopy, your surgeon operates through a few small incisions  in  your  abdomen  using  long  instruments  and  a tiny  camera.  The  camera  sends  images  to  a  video  screen to guide doctors during surgery. There is another minimally invasive surgery option for women planning to have a myomectomy:  robotically-assisted  da Vinci Surgery.

 

 

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da Vinci Surgery:

A Minimally Invasive Surgery Option

Using the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through a few  small  incisions.  The da Vinci System  has a 3D HD vision system that gives doctors a magnified view inside  the body.  It also has  tiny  instruments that

bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. These features enable surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.

da Vinci Myomectomy offers the following potential benefits compared to open surgery:

Similar rate of complications1    Shorter hospital stay1,2,3

  Lower rate of blood transfusions1,3    Less estimated blood loss1,2,3

  Less chance of post-operative fever1

da Vinci Myomectomy offers the following potential benefits compared to traditional laparoscopy:

Similar rate of complications1,3,4    Similar hospital stay1,3,4

  Similar conversion rate (switch to open surgery)1,2,4

  Similar or less estimated blood loss1,2,4

Your  doctor  controls  the  da  Vinci  System,  which translates  his  or  her  hand  movements  into  smaller, precise  movements  of tiny  instruments  inside  your body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Information for Patients:

Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci®  Surgery, up to and including death. Risks  include, but are not limited to, injury to tissues and organs and conversion to other surgical techniques. If your doctor needs to convert the surgery to another surgical technique, this could result in a longer operative time, additional time under anesthesia, additional or larger

incisions and/or increased complications. Individual surgical results may vary. Patients who are not candidates for non- robotic minimally invasive surgery are also not candidates for da Vinci Surgery. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non- surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. Please also refer to www.daVinciSurgery.com/ Safety for Important Safety Information.

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1 Pundir J., et al. Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic vs Abdominal and Laparoscopic Myomectomy: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 20.3 (2013): 335-45. Print. 2 Reza M., et al. Meta-analysis of Observational Studies on the Safety and Effectiveness of Robotic Gynaecological Surgery. British Journal of Surgery 97.12 (2010): 1772- 783. Print. 3 Gobern J., et al. Comparison of Robotic, Laparoscopic, and Abdominal Myomectomy in a Community Hospital. JSLS, Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 17.1 (2013): 116-20. Print. 4 Pluchino N., et al. Comparison of the Initial Surgical Experience with Robotic and Laparoscopic Myomectomy. The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery (2013): n/a. Web.

 


El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy TengErika Balassiano, and Pooja Gupta, all members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecgologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University, under the supervision of world-renowned Dr. Camran Nezhat.

 

Servicing Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Atherton, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Burlingame, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Campbell, San Jose, Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, Milpitas, South Bay, East Bay, North Bay.