Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery Specialist
As an expert surgeon, Dr. Anghel is certified in da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgery, the most advanced, least invasive gynecologic surgery method available to women today.

Robotic Surgery

by Laviniu Anghel, MD

Like traditional laparoscopic surgery which requires patients to undergo general anesthesia, robotic-assisted surgery is performed using only a few tiny incisions into the abdomen. A laparoscope (small camera) is inserted into the incisions to project images from inside the patient onto a computer monitor, giving the surgeon a better view of the patient.  When performed robotically, the surgical instruments are affixed to robotic arms and inserted through incisions. From a nearby console, the surgeon is able to control the robotic arms and complete the procedure with enhanced dexterity and incredible precision.

Minimally invasive robotic surgery, offers several benefits, including:

  • Less tissue damage
  • Less bleeding
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain

Robotic procedures expertly performed by Dr. Anghel include the following:

Robotic Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: An operation to remove the uterus in which small incisions are made in the abdomen and a tiny camera is inserted; Through the use of a computer, the surgeon controls instruments affixed to robotic arms that remove the uterus through the incisions.

This procedure may be necessary for a variety of reasons, including painful uterine fibroids, a prolapsed uterus, cancer of the uterus, cervix or ovaries, endometriosis, abnormal vaginal bleeding or chronic pelvic pain. A hysterectomy is often a last-resort option, after other more conservative treatment options have not been successful.

Robotic Laparoscopic Ovarian Cyst / Mass Removal: This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure done to remove ovarian cysts, small fluid-filled sacs that develop on the ovaries, while still preserving the ovary so a woman can remain fertile. Ovarian cysts may cause women pressure, swelling, abdominal pain, pain during sex and abnormal or unusually painful periods. 

Robotic Laparoscopic Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair:  Pelvic organ prolapse is where one or more organs in the pelvis, such as the uterus, bladder or rectum, have shifted downward out of its normal position after the pelvic floor wall was injured or weakened. Pelvic pain or pressure, urinary frequency, constipation, and vaginal pain and bleeding are just some of the symptoms. Surgery to correct this condition is called sacrocolopopexy and can be done by Dr. Anghel robotically

Robotic Laparoscopic Tubal Reversal: For women who previously had their fallopian tubes tied, using robotic surgery, the tubes can be repaired and restored, enabling a woman to become pregnant again.

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