Robotic Surgery

Robot-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery for Mountain View CA Area Patients

In the past, all surgeries were open procedures. Open surgery uses large incisions to allow the surgeon to access areas of concern directly. While open surgery is sometimes still necessary, the arrival of laparoscopic surgery offered an alternative.

In a laparoscopic approach, the surgeon makes tiny incisions and passes a camera and instruments through these ports. Laparoscopic surgery is less invasive than open surgery and can result in quicker recovery times and less postoperative pain for patients.

Today, robotic surgery is available. Robotic surgery uses small ports to access the body, as in laparoscopic surgery. However, robotic surgery provides additional advantages. The surgeon controls a robot system capable of extremely precise movements with a greater range of motion than human hands. Also, the robotic system grants the surgeon an enhanced, three-dimensional view of the surgical area.

At El Camino Women’s Medical Group, Dr. Balassiano is trained and experienced in robotic-assisted surgery. In fact, she is fellowship-trained in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery under the world-renowned Dr. Nezhat.

The robot does not perform the procedure autonomously. Rather, Dr. Balassiano is in control at all times. This allows Dr. Balassiano to do very complex cases through small incisions. Evidence shows that robotic-assisted surgery can provide patients with quality care, and we are proud to provide such surgery to our patients when appropriate.

For further information, please contact El Camino Women’s Medical Group at (650) 396-8110 or info@elcaminowomen.com.