Computer-Aided Robotic Surgery
If you need surgical treatment for ovarian, cervical, or other types of gynecologic cancer, you can receive the highest level of care at North Houston Gynecologic Oncology Surgeons in Shenandoah, Texas. Nefertiti duPont, MD, MPH, a board-certified gynecologic oncologist surgeon, has extensive training in the latest robotic surgery techniques to treat cancer and prevent its spread to other areas of your body.
Find out if you’re a candidate for robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer by scheduling a consultation online or by calling North Houston Gynecologic Oncology Surgeons today.
What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is a technique that uses the assistance of computer technology and only requires minimally invasive surgical techniques to diagnose or treat a variety of gynecologic cancers.
The technology features specialized instruments Dr. duPont of North Houston Gynecologic Oncology Surgeons controls with a computer console. This allows her to complete even complex surgeries without needing large incisions.
You might need robotic surgery as part of your diagnosis or treatment for cancer of your:
- Fallopian tubes
- Primary peritoneal (the membrane that forms the lining of the abdominal cavity)
You may also require robotic surgery to evaluate vulvar or vaginal dysplasia, also known as intraepithelial neoplasia, a condition where the vaginal or vulvar tissue undergoes abnormal changes that can progress to cancer.
What happens during robotic surgery?
During robotic surgery, Dr. duPont makes small incisions around the surgical site. Using the robotic arms, she inserts specialized instruments and a probe with an attached camera into the incisions and controls them with a computer console. The console gives her the ability to operate with a higher level of precision without causing unnecessary damage to your body.
The camera sends real-time 3D images of the surgical site to an external monitor. Dr. duPont watches the monitor during surgery to ensure she removes all precancerous and cancerous tissue from the area. The magnified view from the camera ensures Dr. duPont can identify and remove all cancerous tissue or masses with accuracy.
What are the benefits of robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery gives Dr. duPont the ability to operate with more efficiency as the robotic arms are more flexible and steady than the human hand.
The minimally invasive technology of robotic surgery also reduces physical trauma on your body during your procedure. That gives you benefits like:
- Less pain
- Less bleeding
- Reduced risk for infection
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery time
Dr. duPont can determine if you’re a candidate for robotic surgery during your initial evaluation. Your cancer treatment depends on the location of the cancer, the type of cancer you have, and what stage the cancer is in.
To find out if you’re a candidate for robotic surgery, call North Houston Gynecologic Oncology Surgeons, or book a consultation online today.