Northwestern Medical Group uses a robotic device to perform minimally invasive surgery for a variety of gynecologic procedures. The robotic device, called the da Vinci® Surgical System, is a viable, effective, minimally invasive option for many patients facing surgery. The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy through the use of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The System enables surgeons to precisely perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions. It gives surgeons superior visualization of the procedure, allows enhanced dexterity, control, and precision, and offers superior ergonomics, all which enable surgeons to perform procedures in a manner never before experienced.
Benefits of Robotic Surgery
There are many potential benefits of robotic surgery over traditional surgery, which may include:
Robotic surgery may be an option for you if you need a hysterectomy or a myomectomy (the removal of fibroids while preserving the uterus). Northwestern Medical Group gynecologist Alexander Lin, MD, uses the da Vinci robot to perform minimally invasive hysterectomies and myomectomies. Using the da Vinci system, Dr. Lin is able to remove large and numerous fibroids laparoscopically. The unique level of control provided by the robotic system also allows Dr. Lin to reconstruct the uterus with the greatest precision possible, allowing patients the opportunity to be pregnant in the future.
If you require a hysterectomy, have been diagnosed with multiple fibroids, or are interested in learning more about robotic surgical options, please contact us at 312-926- 8811 or schedule an appointment with Dr. Lin online.