For thousands of women, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and pelvic floor prolapse are an unpleasant fact of life. Although benign, these conditions can cause pelvic pain, uncontrollable bleeding, infertility and a fallen uterus.
While these conditions may be treated effectively with open-incision surgery, the resulting pain, scarring and lengthy recovery are difficult. When a woman requires surgery, she should know that many gynecologic conditions can be treated with minimally invasive robotic surgery. Robotic surgery also allows for uterine preservation in some cases.
By overcoming the limitations of traditional and laparoscopic surgery, the robot has transformed gynecologic care at South Miami Hospital. Robotic technology allows our surgeons to relieve painful, potentially harmful gynecologic conditions without a big incision. We offer three minimally invasive robotic procedures:
- The hysterectomy removes noncancerous uterine fibroids and treats endometriosis.
- Myomectomy, a hysterectomy alternative, removes fibroids while preserving the uterus for women who want to become pregnant.
- Sacrocolpopexy treats pelvic floor prolapse by providing long-term support for the vagina.