When medication and non-invasive treatments fail to relieve some gynecologic issues, surgery may become necessary. Alternatives to traditional open-incision procedures include the da Vinci Surgical System, a method enabling surgeons to 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 outcomes.

Dr. Lisa Colon is among a few board-certified physicians in metro New Orleans skilled in this type of surgery. It has proved effective in treating cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, and excessive bleeding.

In the da Vinci method, small incisions are used to introduce miniaturized wristed instruments and a high-definition 3-D camera. Seated at the da Vinci console, surgeons view a magnified, high-resolution 3-D image of the surgical site.

At the same time, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate a surgeon’s hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments. The system cannot be programmed and cannot make “decisions” on its own. The da Vinci Surgical System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from the surgeon.

For more information about this surgical technology, visit the da Vinci Surgical System website.

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