Robotic Surgery

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery and offers the ability to perform complex surgical interventions without the risks and recovery time associated with open surgical techniques. 

Robotic surgery offers benefits, such as:

  • Less tissue displacement
  • Reduced bleeding
  • Faster recovery times
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Smaller incision lines
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less pain during recovery

While not every surgical need can be met through robotic surgery, it’s the preferred option for many needs.  

What kinds of gynecological issues can robotic surgery improve?

At Cornforth Gynecology and Medspa, Dr. Cornforth has a wealth of experience in minimally invasive gynecology procedures, including robotic surgery. Some of the women’s health concerns she can treat using this innovative approach include:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

If you encounter a gynecological need that requires surgical treatment, Dr. Cornforth takes the time to ensure you understand all available options so you can make an informed decision about your treatment path.

Is robotic surgery safe?

When you hear the term “robotic surgery,” it’s easy to envision a blocky silver robot hovering over you with sharp surgical tools. In reality, robotic surgery is simply a technological extension of your human surgeon’s own skill set.

Dr. Cornforth remains in complete control of the robotic surgical platform at all times. She sits at a surgical console where she can view imaging collected by a small camera and light guided to the site of your surgery.

A cart located near your body contains the robotic arms that perform the tissue alterations. Surgical staff attach surgical tools to these arms as needed throughout the procedure. The robotic arms can achieve angles and precision that even the most skilled human hand cannot match, all while Dr. Cornforth views the real-time imaging on her screen.

Once the necessary alterations are made, Dr. Cornforth withdraws the robotic arms. Closing the small incisions is the final step of the procedure, and you move to a recovery area where you are closely monitored until you wake.

If you’re ready to learn more, requesting an appointment is fast and easy online or over the phone.

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San Antonio, TX 78209


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