Robotic surgery is changing the way physicians operate. Minimally invasive surgery, made possible with robotics, is being performed everyday. These procedures include robotic surgery for cardiovascular, urologic, kidney, prostate and gynecologic disorders, as well as for benign tumors, cancer and a growing list of serious health challenges.
Robotics have changed the way physicians operate, which is particularly important for women suffering from gynecologic disorders, bladder problems and fertility concerns, and even cancer. More surgeons are performing gynecologic robotic surgery at El Camino Hospital than anywhere else in Northern California.
Nurse Barb Dehn takes us into the El Camino Hospital robotic surgery suite and speaks with Randy Creamier, Robotics Program Director; Mary Kilkenny, M.D.; and Albert Pisani, M.D.; as well as with patients who have chosen minimally invasive robotic surgery. Some of the advantages women facing gynecologic cancer may gain with robotic surgery include:
- Surgery that can produce better outcomes
- Quicker recovery time, enabling patients to move to the next phase of treatment sooner
- Less pain and scarring
- Smaller incisions
- Fewer complications
When your surgeon has the expertise and the latest advancements in surgery equipment, it means you have more options available to you when you are considering which treatment is best for you.