Albany Medical Center offers robotic assisted gynecology and urogynecology surgical procedures that eliminate the need for traditional open surgery, providing patients with the numerous benefits of robotic assisted surgery. Using the da Vinci robot to perform minimally invasive surgery is one of the many ways Albany Med’s urogynecologists treat conditions affecting the female pelvic organs.
Robotic assisted hysterecomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. This type of procedure is commonly used to treat women uterine cancer or uterine prolapse. In most cases, the uterine and cervix are removed, and the ovaries are left in place. In cases with cancer, the ovaries can be removed as well.
Robotic Surgery for Growth, Cyst or Tumor Resection
Most ovarian cysts do not require surgery. However, when a cyst grows larger and causes pain, surgery may be recommended. Most of these surgeries can be performed laparoscopically using several small incisions. In some instances, robotic surgery is employed.
Robotic Surgery for Pelvic Prolapse (Sacrocolpopexy)
In pelvic prolapse the uteris, cervix, bladder or vagina essentially slip out of position, or prolapse, when the muscles and ligaments supporthing them lose strength. This can cause pressure, pain, incontinence, bleeding and other symptoms. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs most commonly as a result of aging and loss of estrogen, but can also be a consequence of genetics and childbearing. Pelvic prolapse repair returns the organs to their proper positions inside the pelvis. Often these surgeries can be performed through the vagina, but newer techniques employ the da Vinci robot to treat this condition.
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