Modern medical advances allow for more efficient surgeries than ever before. In Chula Vista, California, Dr. Francisco Anguiano is highly experienced at performing robotic laparoscopic surgeries. Robotic-assisted technology yields myriad benefits, from smaller incisions to less downtime and minimal scarring. Dr. Anguiano and his medical team utilize the latest and best surgical equipment. For quality, compassionate gynecologic and obstetrical care, visit Dr. Anguiano. Call or click to book online.
Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery Q & A
What is robotic laparoscopic surgery?
Modern technology allows for powerful alternatives to open traditional surgery. With robotic laparoscopies, Dr. Anguiano can perform certain gynecological surgeries using a computer and specially designed tools.
During a robotic laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Anguiano makes small incisions and uses a laparoscope – a slender surgical telescope with a camera and a light attached to examine inside your pelvic area.
Why is a gynecological robotic laparoscopy performed?
Dr. Anguiano might perform a robotic laparoscopy to determine if you have certain conditions, such as:
- Ovarian cysts
- Uterine fibroids
- Pelvic abscess
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
Robotic laparoscopies are typically requested if you have unexplained pelvic pain, infertility, or a history of pelvic infection. Other reasons include:
- Endometrial ablation
- Treating incontinence
- Removing an adhesion
- A hysterectomy or removal of the uterus
- Reversing a contraceptive surgery, such as a tubal ligation
How is a robotic laparoscopy performed?
During a robotic laparoscopy, Dr. Anguiano typically requires general anesthesia. You’re unconscious for the procedure, but you might still be able to return home afterward, depending on the severity and reason for your laparoscopy.
Dr. Anguiano inserts a small catheter to collect your urine, and a small needle to fill your abdomen with carbon dioxide gas. The gas decreases the risk of injury. Your health and wellness is the top priority.
Dr. Anguiano then makes small incisions where necessary in your abdomen or navel area and inserts the laparoscope. The laparoscope communicates images to a large screen for Dr. Anguiano to have a clear view of your organs.
The next step depends on the type of surgery and if it’s for diagnostic or treatment purposes. After the surgery, Dr. Anguiano removes the surgical instruments and carefully closes your small incisions with stitches.
You’re bandaged up and ready to begin your recovery.
What are the benefits of a robotic laparoscopy?
There are many benefits to a robotic laparoscopy. With robotic laparoscopic surgery, the process takes less time and is more efficient. There's also less downtime with recovery.
The incisions are also smaller due to the advanced robotic surgical tools, allowing for minimal scarring.
For many reasons, robotic laparoscopy allows Dr. Anguiano more precision and accuracy than ever before. The surgery experience overall is much better for the patient.
For the highest standard of gynecological care, visit Dr. Anguiano and his friendly, knowledgeable medical team. Call or schedule your consultation online today.