For many women, surgery may be the best treatment option to repair pelvic prolapse, including vaginal vault prolapse. Dr. Volin or Dr. Long will perform a physical exam to determine the best way to completely repair the prolapse. Pelvic prolapse surgery is known as sacrocolpopexy. Surgical mesh is used to hold the affected pelvic organ(s) in the correct anatomical position. This procedure can also be performed after a hysterectomy to treat uterine prolapse. It provides long-term support of the vagina.
Prolapse surgery has traditionally been performed as open surgery. A long horizontal incision is made in the lower abdomen to access the pelvic organs, but recovery after open surgery is often lengthy. Prolapse surgery can also be performed minimally invasively – through small incisions - with laparoscopic surgery. Traditional laparoscopy may present challenges due to the long-handled, rigid instruments needed for the procedure. Fortunately, there is a minimally invasive option that overcomes the limits of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery – da Vinci Surgery.
If Dr. Volin or Dr. Long recommends surgery to treat pelvic prolapse, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy. Using state-of-the-art technology, da Vinci Surgery requires only a few tiny incisions, so you can get back to your life faster. The da Vinci System enables your doctor to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. da Vinci’s 3D, high-definition vision system allows surgeons to see key anatomy with immense depth and clarity– critical for complex conditions.
Physicians who perform da Vinci® Surgery for Uterine or Vaginal Vault Prolapse (Sacrocolpopexy):
A new category of minimally invasive myomectomy, da Vinci ® Myomectomy, combines the best of open and laparoscopic surgery. With the assistance of the da Vinci Surgical System - the "latest evolution in robotics technology" - our surgeons Dr. Volin, Dr. Long, and Dr. Naake can remove uterine fibroids through small incisions with unmatched precision and control. Among the potential benefits of da Vinci Myomectomy as compared to traditional open abdominal surgery are:
da Vinci Myomectomy is performed with the da Vinci®Surgical System, which allows our surgeons to perform a minimally invasive, yet remarkably precise, comprehensive reconstruction of the uterine wall, regardless of the size or location of your fibroids. The unique level of control and precision of da Vinci can also help your surgeon provide the most precise and thorough reconstruction possible. That can help to prevent a possible uterine rupture (tearing) during future pregnancies.
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is unique to each patient and procedure. While myomectomy performed using the da Vinci Surgical System is considered safe and effective, this procedure may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
Physicians who perform da Vinci Myomectomy:
Until recently, surgery for most gynecologic conditions was performed using a large abdominal incision. This is because while conventional laparoscopic surgery is effective for many routine procedures, the long-handled, rigid instruments used in laparoscopy are not usually considered effective for delicate or complex operations.
Fortunately, there is a minimally invasive option for treating gynecologic conditions designed to overcome the limits of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery – da Vinci Surgery.
If one of our surgeons Dr. Volin, Dr. Long, Dr. Naake, Dr. Garcia, or Dr. Burgess recommends a hysterectomy to treat your condition, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Surgery. Using state-of-the-art technology, a da Vinci® Hysterectomy requires only a few tiny incisions, so you can get back to your life faster.
The da Vinci System enables your doctor to perform a minimally invasive hysterectomy even for complex conditions — with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. da Vinci Hysterectomy offers women many potential benefits over traditional surgery, including:
The da Vinci System is a state-of-the-art surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and miniaturized, wristed surgical instruments designed to help doctors take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. By helping doctors to overcome the challenges of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for women around the world.
Physicians who perform da Vinci Hysterectomy:
Single-Site/Single Incision: Your uterus can also be removed through a small incision in your belly button using single-incision traditional laparoscopy or da Vinci® Single-Site® Surgery. These procedures allow for virtually scarless results.
With da Vinci Single-Site Surgery, doctors remove your uterus and possibly your ovaries and fallopian tubes through your belly button using state-of-the-art instruments. Patients who choose da Vinci Single-Site Surgery experience virtually scarless results, similar to single incision traditional laparoscopy. As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Single-Site Hysterectomy offers the following potential benefits:
Learn more by viewing da Vinci® Single-Site Hysterectomy Brochure.
Physicians who perform da Vinci® Single-Site Hysterectomy: