Robotic Surgery

Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Ocean, NJ & Howell, NJ

Thanks to advances in surgical techniques, women no longer need to spend days in the hospital recovering from a procedure. The experienced team at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates, with offices in Ocean and Howell, New Jersey, utilizes the most cutting-edge surgical tools and offers robotic surgery to perform common gynecological procedures, including hysterectomies and ovarian cystectomy. To learn more about robotic surgery, call the office today.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses advanced technology to minimize incisions and improve surgical precision. During robotic surgery, your specialist at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates uses miniaturized surgical tools and a high-definition camera to perform your procedure from a special surgical console. The robotic tools allow your surgeon to adjust the scale of the robot’s movements to ensure the accuracy of your incisions and procedure.

What procedures can be performed using robotic surgery?

The experienced OB/GYN team at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates may use robotic surgery to perform a number of procedures, including:

Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of your uterus. The team may be able to use robotic surgery to remove your uterus to reduce your recovery time and scarring. Over 95% of women go home the same day.

Ovarian cystectomy

Ovarian cysts are common and sometimes cause symptoms that may require surgical removal. With robotic surgery, your specialist can perform an ovarian cystectomy with care and ease.

Your specialist may also choose to use robotic surgery for removal of your fibroid, repair pelvic organ prolapse, or for an endometriosis resection.

Can robotic surgery be used for my procedure?

Your specialist at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates determines if your procedure can be conducted using robotic surgery based on the type of surgery you need, your medical and surgical history, and your overall health. Even if you’re having a hysterectomy or ovarian cystectomy, robotic surgery may not be the best choice for you.

What can I expect during robotic surgery?

Your robotic surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so you’re not awake while your procedure is being performed. From the special robotic surgical console, your specialist begins by first making a small incision in your abdomen for the high-definition camera. Then, additional incisions are made for the miniaturized surgical instruments.

After your surgery, your incisions are closed and you’re sent to the recovery room. Your specialist may recommend you take it easy following your surgery. The length of your recovery depends on the type of surgery performed.

To learn more about robotic surgery and whether it’s suitable for you, call Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates today or book an appointment online.

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