Your reproductive system can be affected by a variety of benign and cancerous conditions -- and if surgery is needed, there are minimally invasive options, including laparascopic and robotic surgery. Our providers are trained in robotic surgery.
At Legacy Health we're highly experienced in robot-assisted gynecological surgeries, performing 175 in the last year alone. Innovative procedures such as robotic laproscopic hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over open surgery. Since robotic surgery offers a faster recovery time than open surgery, the average hospital stay for our patients was less than two days.
Early-stage gynecological cancer
The most common types of gynecological cancers are cervical, endometrial (uterine) and ovarian cancer. The specific type of cancer and how advanced it is will determine your treatment options.
Women with benign and cancerous gynecological conditions are often treated with hysterectomy — the surgical removal of the uterus. If your doctor recommends a hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for our robot-assisted hysterectomy. Using a robotic surgical system, this incredibly precise procedure requires only a few small incisions, so you'll experience minimum pain, scarring and downtime.
A uterine fibroid is a common type of benign (non-cancerous) tumor that develops within the uterine wall. While not all women with fibroids experience symptoms, these may include excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and difficulty getting pregnant.
If you have fibroids, you may be eligible for a robot-assisted myomectomy, which preserves fertility and/or the uterus. Where a traditional myomectomy involves a large abdominal incision, our incredibly precise robotic surgery requires only a few small incisions, resulting in significantly less scarring, pain and healing time. That means you'll be able to get back to your regular life faster than you ever imagined possible.
Uterine or vaginal vault prolapse
Prolapse literally means "to fall out of place." This can happen to of any pelvic floor organ like the vagina, uterus, bladder or rectum occurs when the connective tissues or muscles within the body cavity are weak and unable to hold the pelvis in its natural orientation. Women experiencing prolapse may have problems with urinary incontinence, vaginal ulceration, sexual dysfunction, or having a bowel movement.
A sacrocolpopexy is a surgical procedure where mesh is used to hold the vagina in the correct anatomical position. If your doctor recommends this procedure, you may be eligible for a laparoscopic or robot-assisted sacrocolpopexy, which helps your surgeon perform a minimally invasive surgery through just a few tiny incisions.