DaVinci Robotic Surgery
Coastal OB/GYN employs the use of the revolutionary DaVinci® robot for many of our Gynecologic surgeries. Our surgeons use this exciting new technology to perform Hysterectomies and other procedures, making the surgery less traumatic for the patient and reducing recovery time.
Robot-assisted surgery was developed by the U.S. military and NASA as a way of providing surgery for soldiers on the battlefield or astronauts in space, while the surgeon is miles away. Our surgeons, unlike those at NASA, are not miles away; rather, they operate the surgeon console in the Operating Suite with the rest of our experienced surgical team.
Despite the name, the robot does not actually perform the surgery. Rather, the surgeon uses sophisticated 3-D cameras to see inside the patient, while operating sensitive hand controls on the surgeon console. These controls translate the motions of the surgeon’s hands into the delicate instruments operated by the robot, allowing the surgeon to operate in very small places….places that are much smaller than the human hand could even reach! This provides less trauma to the patient, and a shorter, easier recovery time.