North Springs Ob/Gyn
OBGYNs located in Colorado Springs, CO
When you need advanced gynecological surgery, robot-assisted surgery is the most state-of-the-art and precise option you can choose. At North Springs Ob/Gyn in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Christian J. York, MD, is trained in using the da Vinci® Surgical System for procedures including hysterectomy, ovarian cyst surgery, and removal of endometriosis. To consult with Dr. York and Jennifer Ziegler, MPA-C, and learn if you’re a candidate for this minimally invasive, incredibly effective surgical method, call our office today.
Robotic Surgery Q & A
Why would I need robotic surgery?
When you have an issue with your pelvic organs that can’t be resolved with noninvasive, conservative treatments, such as hormone therapy, medications, physical therapy, or lifestyle changes, surgery may be recommended.
Your pelvic organs include the fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, cervix, and vagina. Issues that can affect these organs and cause uncomfortable, life-disrupting symptoms include:
- Uterine fibroids
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Ovarian cysts
Symptoms associated with these conditions include pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding. Robotic surgery may resolve the issue that’s causing these symptoms, so you find relief.
What is involved in robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is performed by your doctor, who is present in the operating room for the entire procedure and has complete control the whole time.
During surgery, they manipulate small robotic tools using a specialized console. The instruments move like a human hand but have even finer movement capabilities and a greater range of motion.
The robotic surgery system provides a close-up 3D view of your anatomy, so there is more precision during your procedure.
What are the benefits of robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery offers numerous advantages over traditional open surgery. These benefits include:
- Smaller incisions
- Reduced blood loss
- Shorter hospital stays (if any)
- Faster recovery
- Less scarring
The robotic tools allow for greater precision and heightened visuals of the surgical site, so outcomes are more reliable, especially when it comes to a procedure such as removing endometriosis or ovarian cysts.
What gynecologic surgeries can be performed using a robotic system?
The da Vinci Surgical System has many applications, both gynecological and general. The team may recommend using the da Vinci for:
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus and sometimes the ovaries)
- Removal of abnormal endometrial tissue
- Sacrocolpopexy (correction of pelvic organ prolapse)
- Myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids)
- Removal of cancerous tumors
Robotic surgery is an advanced surgical technique not offered by every practice. At North Springs Ob/Gyn, you can take advantage of this precise surgical methodology for the best possible outcome.
If you have an upcoming gynecological surgical procedure, contact North Springs Ob/Gyn to find out more about robotic surgery options. Call the office today.