At St. Joseph Medical Center, our team of women healthcare specialists aims to provide compassionate and professional care for women in every stage of life. While many gynecologic health issues can be treated non-surgically, some do require surgical care.
When it is time for surgery, we’re proud to offer patients the da Vinci Surgical System, a state-of-the-art robotic platform that allows surgeons to carry out the most complex and delicate procedures with tiny incisions and unmatched precision.
When using the da Vinci Surgical System, the surgeon manipulates hypersensitive controls with her fingers that activate the actual surgical arms and instruments in contact with the patient. While working at a computer just a few feet away in the same operating room, the surgeon is able to perform a faster and safer surgery. Other benefits for the patients may include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- And in many cases, better clinical outcomes
Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Procedures
St. Joseph Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in the nation to pioneer non-invasive, laparoscopic diagnostics and surgery. Since then, our team of board-certified surgeons has been constantly looking for ways to make gynecologic surgeries safer and more efficient.
Below are a few of the health issues our surgeons commonly treat using the da Vinci Surgical System.
- Cervical and uterine cancers
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine prolapse
- Menorrhagia (excessive bleeding)
Other minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures include:
- Treatment of adhesions
- Cyst removal
- Urinary incontinence
These days, only a limited number of gynecologic surgical procedures are still performed as inpatient surgeries. With our experienced board-certified surgeons, GYN-dedicated surgery suites, and unique Blood Conservation & Management Program, inpatient surgery is safer and more effective than ever before. Our surgeons treat these conditions and many more:
- Vaginal and Pelvic Floor Prolapse Evaluation & Management