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Robotic Surgery Specialist


OBGYNs & Aesthetics Med Spa located in San Antonio, TX

Advancements in medical technology have revolutionized women’s health care in recent years, and robotic surgery is a prime example. Jerome Washington, MD, and Valerie Calzada, MSN, RN, FNP-C, of LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A., in San Antonio, Texas, use robotic surgery to improve surgical outcomes, when appropriate. If you’re curious about how robotic surgery can improve your gynecologic health, call the office to book a visit or schedule an appointment online today.

Robotic Surgery Q&A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses an advanced robotic system to perform surgical procedures. LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A., is proud to offer the da VinciⓇ surgical system, an innovative platform that delivers outstanding results. 

When people think about robotic surgery, they often envision an old-school, boxy metal robot wielding surgical instruments. In reality, the practitioner completely controls robotic surgery. The system merely acts as an extended set of hands that allows for far more precise movements than the human hand can accomplish. 

What kinds of gynecological procedures utilize robotic surgery?

Numerous gynecologic procedures use robotic surgery. Some examples of conditions that robotic technology can treat include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Hysterectomy
  • Cervical, ovarian, and uterine cancers
  • Pelvic and abdominal pain
  • Abnormal bleeding

When you come in for a diagnostic exam at LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A., you discuss various treatment options and the pros and cons of each. Patient education is a central part of the practice, and you receive all the details needed to make an informed decision about your health. 

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery, an approach that offers numerous benefits over traditional open surgical procedures. In decades past, gynecologic surgery meant large incisions, a significant risk of bleeding, and long recovery times. 

Robotic surgery allows your doctor to perform surgical functions using just a few small incisions. They insert incredibly slim surgical tools and guide them to the surgical site. Those tools can perform precise motions with almost unlimited flexibility, far beyond what can be accomplished by even the most skilled surgeon’s hands. 

The system has a camera and light and projects images onto an external screen so your doctor can “see” each step of the process. Magnified and 3D high-definition imaging further enhances the process. 

Benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less internal and incision line scarring
  • Less disruption of internal tissues
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Faster recovery time
  • Swifter procedures

While not every gynecologic procedure can use robotic surgery, it’s a great option in many cases. If you have questions or concerns about the role robotic surgery might play in your treatment path, call LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A. to book a consultation or schedule one online today.