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Gynecology robotic surgery

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The natural evolution of surgery

Advances in minimally invasive surgery are particularly significant in pelvic surgery. The female pelvis is a narrow space where multiple structures such as the uterus, the ovaries, the bladder, the rectum, veins, arteries, nerves and all of them interconnected through the pelvic diaphragm converge.

Thanks to da Vinci robotic surgery, it is possible to access these structures with delicacy and precision, so that surgeons can perform complex surgeries in a minimally invasive way, reducing risks and drastically improving the recovery process.

What is gynecological robotic surgery?

Since the FDA authorized the use of da Vinci robotic surgery to perform gynecological surgeries in 2007, more than 3 million interventions in that specialty have been performed. Currently, there is a great experience in robotic surgery for most gynecological operations. The known advantages of minimally invasive surgery, such as reduced blood loss, shorter length of hospital stay and reduced patient morbidity compared to open procedures, have also been observed here. A better exposure of the field of operation using 3D technology and the extension of surgical instruments to 7 degrees of freedom allow the use of minimally invasive surgery, even for complex interventions.

The robot-assisted manipulation of the instruments allows a tremor-free operation and reduces the surgeon's fatigue, which is very advantageous for the surgeon and the patient in long and complex interventions. The low level of postoperative pain is another advantage. It is accompanied by a lower need for analgesics and even shorter hospital stays compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery thanks to the fact that, unlike conventional laparoscopy, the abdominal wall does not need to be used as a pivot of the instruments, which avoid irritation and greater protection of the abdominal wall.

The advantages of robotic surgery are reinforced by the unique ergonomics of the surgical console that helps relieve fatigue and the mechanics of the surgeon, allowing stable movements without trembling.

Robotic surgery advantages

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Thanks to the minimally invasive approach with the da Vinci robot, significant benefits are achieved, including:

  • Less blood loss

  • Less post-surgical pain and less medication

  • Faster recovery and return to normal activities

  • Shorter hospital stay

  • Smaller scars

  • Less risk of complications

  • Better preservation of pelvic structures

Is robotic surgery right for me?

Probably yes. The use of the da Vinci robot extends to virtually all surgical interventions of gynecological surgery. Its use is mainly focused on oncological pathology, but its use in benign pathologies, such as the treatment of endometriosis, is increasingly being implemented thanks to its advantages, especially in complex cases.

Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

  • Cervical Cancer Treatment

  • Endometrial Cancer Treatment

Benign Gynecological Surgery

  • Hysterectomy

  • Myomatosis treatment (uterine myoma)

  • Treatment of deep endometriosis

  • Urinary Incontinence and Prolapse

  • Re-anastomosis of the fallopian tubes

Meet your surgeon

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Dr. Marc Barahona

Dr. Barahona is a recognized specialist in gynecology, with a special dedication to cancer pathology and minimally invasive pelvic surgery. He is certified in robotic surgery and as a medical specialist, he leads this type of intervention at Bellvitge University Hospital, being a international reference surgeon in this area.

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