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How does Robotic Surgery Work?

Robotic surgery requires specialized equipment that improves visualization and surgical device mobility required for more complex gynecologic surgery. Robotic surgery enables doctors to perform surgeries with high levels of precision through small skin incisions. It gives them control and flexibility, which is difficult to achieve with conventional surgical techniques alone.

The clinical robotic surgical system includes a camera and mechanical arms with surgical instruments attached. The arms are controlled by a surgical console, which translates the surgeon’s hand movements to more precise movements with small surgical instruments. The computer console also allows for better depth perception and magnification over traditional laparoscopy. 

The Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Through robotic surgery, doctors can achieve high-level results with greater efficiency. Not only does it make the surgery easier, but it also makes procedures possible that weren’t with other methods.

The benefits of this minimally invasive surgical method include:

  • Fewer complications due to infection
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Smaller, less obvious scarring
  • More precise operation and less trauma to the surrounding areas
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Less blood loss

While robotic surgery is a vast improvement over many conventional surgical methods, there is still a risk. Like with any surgery, there is a risk of infection and other complications.

Choosing Surgery by Robot: Is it Right for You?

The team at Capital Women’s Care is happy to discuss all surgical options with you. Not all patients are good candidates for robotic surgery. It’s important to talk to your doctor about what surgical method is the best for you. Robotic surgery has many benefits that will help you recover faster and get back to your normal life in no time.

Conditions that your provider might recommend treating with robotic surgery are:

  • Endometriosis
  • Gynecological cancer
  • Fibroids
  • Treatment for painful or heavy periods
  • And more

There are many reasons that robotic surgery is not an option for some people. These include:

Specific Surgeries

Some conditions cannot be treated with robotic surgery. The necessary surgery might require different types of technology or will be too invasive. Some procedures like reconstructive and plastic surgeries haven’t had the proper type of technology developed to allow for robotic surgery.

Increase of Risk

Some situations have specific risks that could result in serious harm if done robotically. Many emergency surgeries cannot be done robotically. In these cases, it is more important to save a life than it is to reduce the invasiveness of a procedure.


Comorbidity is another condition in addition to the one you are being treated for. Patients who have had a recent heart attack or adhesions in the abdominal cavity may not be candidates for robotic surgery.

Contact Capital Women’s Care to Schedule an Appointment

With ever-growing technologies that deliver advanced care, you can trust our team to support your healthcare needs. Contact Capital Women’s Care today to schedule your appointment.