If you need surgical intervention, robotic surgery is a wonderful option that delivers safe, precise tissue alterations. In the hands of a skilled gynecologist like Katherine Cornforth, MD, of Cornforth Gynecology and Medspa in San Antonio, Texas, robotic surgery is a great fit for a variety of needs. To learn more, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.
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:
While not every surgical need can be met through robotic surgery, it’s the preferred option for many needs.
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:
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.
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, booking a visit is fast and easy online or over the phone.