Thanks to cutting-edge technology, invasive surgery may be a thing of the past
For a number of gynecological issues, the solution used to be surgery that was invasive and required a long recovery period. However, those days are gone. Today, women who face uterine or cervical cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, and other issues can benefit from robotic technology. Using the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons are always in control, but the robotic technology assures an unparalleled level of accuracy.
At St. Petersburg General Hospital, we offer robotic surgery for the following procedures:
- hysterectomy (removal of the uterus and possibly other organs)
- myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids)
- sacrocolpopexy (repair of uterine or vaginal vault prolapse)
This approach uses tiny incisions and is much less invasive. Patients can expect shorter recovery times, less scarring, and less pain.
Want to learn more? Join us on Thursday, June 7, when Dr. Jennifer Hayes (left) hosts What's Going on Down There? Robotic Solutions for Pelvic Organ Prolapse. As she explains, the uterus is held in position by pelvic muscles, ligaments and other tissues. In women over age 50, the uterus can drop out of its normal position, causing embarrassment and pain. Surgery is required to repair prolapse, and Dr. Hayes will discuss the benefits of robotic surgery for this issue.
The event will take place at 6:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4052 Tampa Road, in Oldsmar.
You can also get a general overview of robotic surgery and learn about its success rates on Thursday, July 12. Dr. Romeo Acosta (right) will host What Do Women Really Want? Robotic Surgery and Satisfaction. Our robotic surgery team is among the best in the nation, training surgeons in robotic surgical techniques and achieving excellent outcomes. Dr. Acosta will discuss the types of procedures that are performed robotically and how patients are extremely satisfied with their clinical outcomes and the benefits of this minimally invasive practice.
This event will take place at 6:00 p.m. at Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living, 3800 62nd Avenue North, in Pinellas Park.
For more information about either lecture, or to register, please call 1-888-741-5122.