What is robotic surgery in gynecology?
The surgical robot is an advanced surgical platform which provides a better control to the doctor and as a result a high-precision surgery.
The surgeon handles a console which has a screen and the surgery takes place in a short distance from the patient.
Using a surgical robot, a surgeon makes small incisions - similar to classical laparoscopy.
Small surgical tools, like laparoscopic tools, are attached to the robot's arms. The robot receives commands from the surgeon through the console.
The surgical robot contains a high-definition 3-D screen and surgical instruments which bend and rotate far greater than a human wrist.
The doctor has the 100% control of the system which converts the hand movements into smaller and more accurate robotic movements inside the patient’s body.
Indications of robotic surgery in Gynecology
- Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
- Laparoscopic resection of ovarian cysts
- Laparoscopic resection of malignant tumors
- Laparoscopic myomectomy (surgical removal of fibroids
- Laparoscopic repair of pelvic organ prolapse (in combination with uterus perforation or not)
- Laparoscopic resection of endometriosis
What are the advantages of a robotic surgery?
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- Faster return to normal activities
- Better clinical outcomes
How do I decide which option is better for me?
Consult Dr. Marinakis a specialist Gynecologist - Endoscopic surgeon.
Doctor should examine you in order to be assured that there is an indication for a Laparoscopic surgery.
If they have discouraged you from Laparoscopy, and you do not have enough information not only about the indications of the procedure, but also about your plan of treatment, you might have been in the wrong place!
Overall, laparoscopy is a really safe procedure; however every single medical procedure is safe only if it is managed by a specialist.
Gynecologist Dr. Marinakis specialises in gynecological hysteroscopy. He is certified in advanced laparoscopy and hysteroscopy by Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He was also a member of Laparoscopic training unit “MATTU” in United Kingdom.
How much does a laparoscopy cost?
The cost of a laparoscopic procedure is low and it usually depends on your health insurance cover.