Robotic-Assisted GYN Surgery

Boston Medical Center currently performs robot-assisted surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse, fibroids, and gynecological cancers in appropriately selected patients. The keys to this success are the surgeons who are specialists in this precise, minimally invasive procedure. Their expertise, coupled with the state-of-the-art daVinci Surgical System from Intuitive Surgical, has allowed us to perform complex minimally invasive procedures using a set of small incisions rather than a large incision. Thus, for example, a open hysterectomy for cancer that in the past required a standard incision can now be performed with several smaller incisions, greatly improving recovery time and patient comfort. The 3-D stereoscopic view provided by the daVinci Surgical System allows our surgeons to more easily to identify vital anatomy while performing precise surgical dissections. The robot’s EndoWrist Instruments provide our surgeons with enhanced dexterity that is not always available using conventional laparoscopic or open procedure instruments. The daVinci Surgical System is the first operative surgical robot deemed safe and effective by the United States Food and Drug Administration for performing robotic surgery.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been designated a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). The AAGL is the largest minimally invasive gynecologic professional organization in the world. The designation is awarded to facilities and surgeons that have met AAGL’s requirements for delivering high-quality perioperative patient care and are dedicated to offering women minimally invasive surgery whenever possible.

Find more information on minimally invasive obstetric and gynecological procedures performed at BMC here.