Using the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, doctors operate through a few small incisions in your abdomen or through the belly button instead of a large open incision. It is similar to traditional laparoscopy except the da Vinci system gives doctors a three-dimensional, high-definition view inside your body. It also features surgical instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. The doctor is always in control of the da Vinci system, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movement of tiny instruments inside your body.
There are certain procedures where enhanced visualization, a high-definition, 3-dimensional view of pelvic anatomy, and better precision and control is beneficial. Sometimes certain patient characteristics or details of their medical and surgical history make this option more desirable.
Expertise and skill are two of the most fundamental criteria a patient should desire when choosing a gynecologic surgeon. The da Vinci robot is a surgical instrument that cannot compensate for, or improve, surgical training. Dr. Rebeles is extensively trained in both traditional laparoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted surgery. She will thoroughly evaluate each patient’s medical history to decide if robotic-assisted da Vinci surgery is the best route for surgery.