Robotic Gynecologic Surgery
Robotic Gynecologic Surgery at Winthrop-University Hospital on Long Island is radically improving the surgical experience for thousands of women with gynecologic conditions. Traditionally, gynecologic surgeries have been complex procedures requiring large incisions and prolonged recovery time.
Now those complex procedures have been replaced with a revolutionary advance in minimally invasive surgery known as the da Vinci® Xi HD Robotic Surgery System. Winthrop’s top surgeons have extensive training and certification on the da Vinci® System. Every day, our skilled robotic surgeons are providing patients with the best possible surgery experiences and outcomes for an increasing number of malignant and benign conditions such as:
- Uterine fibroid tumors – non-cancerous growths
- Adenomyosis – non-cancerous disease of the uterine muscle
- Endometriosis – non-cancerous growths of the uterine lining
- Prolapse – falling or slipping of the uterus
- Pelvic adhesions
- Menstrual disorders and abnormal uterine bleeding
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Benign ovarian cysts and tumors
- Cervical, uterine, fallopian tube and ovarian cancers
Skilled Robotic Surgeons at the Controls
Winthrop is one of the first hospitals in the northeastern United States to have the Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System’s dual robotic console in its operating suite. The second console allows surgeons new to robotic surgery to directly observe an experienced surgeon perform procedures.
Robotic surgeons are always 100% in control of the da Vinci surgical system. Sitting at the console, they see a magnified 3D high-definition real-time view of the surgical site and can control the tiny robotic surgery instruments which are more flexible than the human hand. After making tiny 1-2 cm incisions, they insert the appropriate robotic surgical instruments and perform the procedure.
Da Vinci’s Game-Changing Robotics
The revolutionary robotics technology of the da Vinci system elevates minimally invasive gynecologic surgery to an unprecedented level and increases the number of options for women facing surgery. Winthrop’s latest da Vinci system provides a complete 4-quadrant view of the surgical area, allowing the surgeon a more complete view and even greater precision.
Winthrop’s surgeons perform robotic gynecologic surgery with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
Eva Chalas, MD, Chief of Gynecological Oncology and Physician Director, Winthrop-University Hospital Cancer Center, emphasized that when appropriate, da Vinci robotic surgery is a far superior approach to [open] surgery. “The [robotic] surgeon’s view of the surgical field exceeds what is achieved with the natural eye,” Dr. Chalas said, “and the control over the instruments is more precise thanks to technology that translates the surgeon’s movements into exquisitely defined movements by the robotic instruments.”
Award-Winning Robotic Gynecologic Surgery
Winthrop is the honored recipient of both the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award and the Maternity Care Excellence Award from Healthgrades, a leading independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings. Healthgrades’ report found that women who undergo gynecologic surgery at five-star rated hospitals experience 35% fewer complications.
Additionally, U.S. News & World Report’s definitive “Best Hospitals” annual report has recognized Winthrop-University Hospital as one of the “Best Regional Hospitals” for Gynecology in 2013 and 2014. Over 5,000 U.S. hospitals nationwide were surveyed.