Robotic Surgery in Gynecology
Robotic surgery in gynecology allows patients to undergo minimally invasive procedures which previously would have required a large incision, thus necessitating an inpatient hospital stay. We at the SCFRS were the first fertility clinic in East Tennessee to perform robotic-assisted operations.
But, although robotic surgery is a great advancement in technology, it does have potential for overuse and is not appropriate for every patient. Sometimes, even less invasive procedures than robotic surgery can be performed with equal success and results.
Thus, potential patients should choose a surgeon who is well versed in all surgical modalities so that he/she can determine which is best for the patient. Dr. Keenan has more than 20 years of experience and will work collaboratively with you to decide which treatment option is best for your particular situation. Call today for an appointment! (865)777-0088 or fill out our Contact Form.
General information on Robotic Surgery in Gynecology: http://www.davincisurgery.com/da-vinci-gynecology/
Robotics and Endometriosis:
Robotic surgery in the treatment of endometriosis is usually not necessary, as it is actually slightly more painful than conventional laparoscopy. However, there are times when it prevents a large incision from being made, and is very helpful to some women: http://www.davincisurgery.com/da-vinci-gynecology/conditions/endometriosis/
Robotics and Fibroids:
Dr. Keenan has had great success in using Robotic surgery to treat many women who otherwise would have needed in-hospital, open laparotomy to remove their uterine fibroids. This is a great use of the da Vinci technology: http://www.davincisurgery.com/da-vinci-gynecology/conditions/uterine-fibroids/
Many da Vinci robotic operations are available on YouTube and featured here on our site. Some are certainly better examples than others. Click here for a sample of videos which demonstrate the utility of the Davinci Robot.
We look forward to seeing you soon and getting your healing process started!