DaVinci Robotic Surgery

Pelvic Health Specialists

Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery located in Lawrence, KS & Topeka, KS

With da Vinci® robotic surgery, surgical experts like board-certified urogynecologist Cathy Dahl, DO, perform complex procedures with greater flexibility, precision, and control. Pelvic Health Specialists in Lawrence and Topeka, Kansas, is a urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery practice. They help women struggling with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and other urogynecological conditions get the care they need. To learn more about da Vinci robotic surgery, call the office closest to you or book an appointment online today.

daVinci Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is da Vinci robotic surgery?

The da Vinci surgical system is an advanced surgical tool that combines robotic technology with minimally invasive techniques to improve surgical outcomes. 

The system includes a special surgical console that allows your surgeon to control robotic arms and surgical equipment. With the advanced surgical system, your surgeon performs procedures with better dexterity, precision, and control. 

The da Vinci surgical system also includes a high-definition 3D camera that enhances your surgeon’s visualization of the surgical site. 

Dr. Dahl is an early adaptor to da Vinci robotic surgery and has been using the surgical tool since 2006. To date, she has performed more than 1,000 cases. 

When is da Vinci robotic surgery performed?

When you visit Pelvic Health Specialists for a urogynecology consultation, your doctor conducts a thorough clinical exam to fully understand your health needs. Your provider then talks to you about your condition and treatment options, which may include da Vinci robotic surgery.

Though nonsurgical treatments are preferred when it comes to managing urogynecological conditions, if conservative measures fail or your symptoms are severe, your doctor may recommend surgery.

Doctors at Pelvic Health Specialists may perform da Vinci robotic surgery for the treatment of:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic pain

Though da Vinci robotic surgery is performed whenever possible, it’s not always the right choice for all conditions and patients. 

What happens during da Vinci robotic surgery?

The details of your da Vinci robotic surgery depend on the reason for the procedure. Your provider at Pelvic Health Specialists reviews the surgical plan with you so you know what to expect.

Your surgeon performs robotic surgery using general anesthesia, so you’re asleep during the procedure and don’t feel any pain. 

During da Vinci robotic surgery, your surgeon sits at the computer console in the operating room and uses the handheld controls to manipulate the robotic arms and perform the necessary procedure.

What are the benefits of using the da Vinci robotic system?

The team at Pelvic Health Specialists chooses da Vinci robotic surgery whenever possible because of the benefits it offers you. These benefits include:

  • Smaller incisions and less scarring
  • A reduction in postsurgical pain
  • Minimal blood loss
  • A faster recovery
  • A shorter hospital stay

The da Vinci surgical system also benefits your surgeon at Pelvic Health Specialists. The camera provides better visualization of the surgical site than would be possible with the naked eye. 

Additionally, the robotic system allows your doctor to perform complex procedures that may not be possible using other surgical methods.

To learn more about da Vinci robotic surgery at Pelvic Health Specialists, call the nearest office or book online today.