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Gynecologic Surgery

Kettering Health Network surgeons at Kettering and Soin medical centers perform robotic-assisted gynecological surgery.

Women facing gynecologic conditions such as fibroid tumors, endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, cancer and pelvic prolapse often undergo surgery.

For generations, open surgery has been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures and is still used today. However, with open surgery there are certain drawbacks and trauma to the body due to the large incision.

Robotic surgery is one less invasive surgical option for many women facing gynecologic surgery.

Our Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Procedures Include:

Many women suffer from gynecologic conditions that may require a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). There are two robotic options for the procedure:

  • Multi-Site Hysterectomy: With just a 3-4 small incisions, your uterus is removed.
  • Single-Site Hysterectomy: With just one small incision in your belly button, your uterus is removed using da Vinci® Single-Site® Surgery. The procedures allow for virtually scarless results.

These organs may or may not be removed during your hysterectomy. This will depend on your condition, age, overall health and personal preference. Removal of the ovaries (oophorectomy), or the removal of fallopian tubes and ovaries (salpingo-oophorectomy) is performed with just a few small incisions.

If you've been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst that needs to be removed, your doctor may recommend it be removed with robotic assisted surgery. Common types of cysts removed robotically include endometriomas, dermoids, serous/mucinous cystadenomas, as well as many others. The cyst can be removed through just a few small incisions.

When adhesions (scarred tissue) are found in the cavity that holds your uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries (peritoneal cavity) with discomfort, your doctor may recommend a resection of the adhesions, or place adhesion barriers to ease discomfort, gastrointestinal problems, such as bloating and constipation, or other possible problems. This can be achieved with just a few small incisions.

If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, your doctor may recommend an endometriosis resection (removal of endometrial tissue/uterine lining) or a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). Both of these treatment options are able to be done with robotic assistance, offering you increased precision with just a few small incisions.

If you've been diagnosed with a pelvic tumor, the tumor can be removed through robotic assisted surgery with just a few small incisions.

If you've been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse, sacrocolpopexy may be recommended by your doctor. The procedure surgically corrects vaginal vault prolapse where mesh is used to hold the vagina in the correct anatomical position. The procedure is performed through just five small incisions.