Dr. Gopal is the first Urogynecologist in Middlesex County to be certified on the daVinci Robotic procedures
What exactly is da Vinci® Minimally Invasive Surgery?
When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions.
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.
Fortunately, less invasive options are available. Robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci® can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
What to expect...
- Smaller Incisions
- Less Pain
- Low Complication Rate
- Less Blood Loss
- Smaller Scars
- Short Hospital Stay
- Quick Recovery
More information about the procedures we perform using da Vinci® Robot Assisted Surgery…
Sacrocolpopexy - Sacrocolpopexy is a procedure to surgically correct vaginal vault prolapse where mesh is used to hold the vagina in the correct anatomical position. The visualization, depth perception, dexterity and control provided by the da Vinci System offer potential for: Improved access to the pelvis compared to open and conventional laparoscopic approaches… Easier, more precise rectovaginal and presacral dissections, Improved handling of suture and mesh for more accurate graft placement and attachment… Easier, quicker and more precise suturing, Complete control of the camera and all three operative arms for the ultimate in surgical autonomy, precision and efficiency…
Hysterectomy - da Vinci Hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy, particularly when performing more challenging procedures like radical hysterectomy for gynecologic cancer. Significantly less pain, Less blood loss, Fewer complications, Less scarring, A shorter hospital stay and A faster return to normal daily activities are some potential benefits. a Vinci Hysterectomy also allows your surgeon better visualization of anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder.
Myomectomy - The conventional approach to myomectomy is open surgery, through a large abdominal incision. Using the assistance of the most advanced combination of surgical and robotics technology available – the da Vinci Surgical System – da Vinci Myomectomy enables surgeons to perform this delicate operation with unmatched precision and control – using only a few small incisions. A da Vinci Myomectomy is also a uterine-preserving alternative to open abdominal hysterectomy allowing the opportunity for future pregnancy.
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. These procedures may not be appropriate for every individual. Make an appointment by calling +1 (877) 987-6496 today to see if da Vinci Surgery is right for you!