Procedures

The following is a list of procedures currently available with robotic assistance:

  • Removing the uterus (hysterectomy)
  • Removing fibroids and leaving the uterus (myomectomy)
  • Treating organ prolapse (sacrocolpopexy)

Difference between Robotic-Assisted and Standard Laparoscopy

 


 Standard Laparoscopy


 Robotics

Camera Vision
 2D
 3D and able to magnify 12 times
Camera Control
 Held and moved by assistant
 Held by robotic arm and controlled by surgeon
Instruments
 Rigid instruments that move on a fixed point/fulcrum
 Endowristed instruments with movements that resemble a human wrist
Surgeon Ergonomics
 Operate while standing, often leading to surgeon fatigue
 Operate while sitting at ergonomically correct console; also reduce tremor
Operating Image
 Movements performed in mirror image; surgeon must move hand in opposite direction of desired direction
 System corrects image and surgeon’s movements translated