Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information Learn More
Physicians at St. Francis use the da Vinci System. Your doctor may recommend surgery if you have been diagnosed with fibroid tumors, endometriosis, excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic prolapse or cancer.
Gynecologic surgery is often performed using either traditional open surgery or minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Sylvester McRae is the community leader in Robotic surgery. He has performed over 250 robotic surgeries. Using robotic technology has many patient benefits. St. Francis hospital is the first in Columbus to offer da Vinci robotic services. OBGYN Physician Partners offers:
If you’ve been diagnosed with fibroid tumors, your doctor may recommend a myomectomy. With a myomectomy procedure, your surgeon removes the fibroids and not your uterus. If you are considering surgery, ask your doctor about a minimally invasive myomectomy.
Robotic surgery allows surgeons operate through a few small incisions instead of a large open incision - similar to traditional laparoscopy. This enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
There are many benefits to patients who have robotic myomectomy:
Many women suffer from gynecologic conditions that may require a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). Today, women facing a hysterectomy have a state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical option – robotic hysterectomy. Surgeons operate through a few small incisions instead of a large open incision - similar to traditional laparoscopy.
Additionally, women may be eligible for single-site hysterectomy surgery using the da Vinci system. This surgery is typically performed through one incision in the belly button and leaves nearly scarless results. Other benefits may include lower blood loss, low rate of complications, and shorter hospital stays.
Open surgery, also called laparotomy, is any surgical procedure in which a large cut/incision is made to reach your organs. The incision must be large enough for your surgeon to fit his or her hands and surgical instruments inside your body.
With gynecologic surgery, the incision can be horizontal or vertical. Many women are familiar with the horizontal incision (also called a "bikini" incision) since it is commonly used for a C-section.
Open surgery is used worldwide for many gynecologic conditions. However, there are some drawbacks due to the large abdominal incision and noticeable scarring.
Laparoscopy - The most common minimally invasive surgery is laparoscopy. Instead of a large open incision, surgery is done through a few small incisions using a tiny camera and long, thin surgical instruments. The camera takes images inside your body and those images are sent to a video monitor which guides surgeons as they operate.
If you are considering gynecologic surgery, ask your doctor about minimally invasive robotic surgery. Surgeons make just a few small incisions instead of a large incision - similar to traditional laparoscopy.
OBGYN Physician Partners is dedicated to providing expert, personalized care for women before, during and after pregnancy. Our group, including physicians board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, provides the best medical care available for pregnant women and their babies in a warm, supportive, family-centered environment. Our goal is to meet your unique needs during your pregnancy.