How Robotic Surgery for Gynaecology Works

How robotic surgery is affecting gynaecologic practice.

How Robotic Surgery for Gynaecology Works

The da Vinci robotic surgery is the pioneer and most advanced robotic surgical system for gynaecology procedures. The robot doesn’t perform the gynaecology procedure on its own though. It may look like the robot performs the surgery, but in reality a gynaecologist is operating the robot with a console.


Robotic Surgery Assists the Gynaecologist in Performing the Procedure

The da Vinci robotic system consists of a tower which will be positioned directly over the patient during the gynaecology surgery. This tower has four robot arms: three robot arms to hold various surgical instruments, and one arm to hold a HD 3D camera. These robot arms are controlled with a computer to replicate the movements of the gynaecologist surgeon.

The console part of the da Vinci robotic surgical system is where the gynaecologist surgeon applies their expertise. Here, our experienced gynaecologist Dr Kent Kuswanto will sit and operate the da Vinci robot’s controls. He will have a real time, up to 10 times magnified HD 3D view of the surgical field as he performs the surgery through the aid of the da Vinci robotic arms.


What It Means for You

The robotic arms and HD 3D camera of da Vinci robotic surgical system enables your gynaecologist surgeon to make precise, complex movements with miniature surgical instruments. This means Dr Kent Kuswanto can perform your gynaecology procedure with smaller incisions.

Smaller surgical cut means the area your body needs to recuperate is smaller. Hence, the pain and discomfort you go through post-surgery would be milder. The less invasive robotic surgery also means your post-surgery recovery process would take less time.

In most cases, a gynaecologic robotic surgery patient only spends one or two nights at the hospital post-surgery (half of what is required for a conventional gynaecology open surgery) and return to work in one to three weeks afterwards (also less than half of the time required to recover from a conventional gynaecology open surgery).

In other words, by having the highly precise, minimally invasive robotic surgery, you will experience less pain, less scarring, quicker post-surgery recovery period, lower risk of complications, lower chance of infections, and less blood loss.


Eligibility for Surgery

If robotic surgery has so many advantages, why are there still patients who opt for conventional gynaecology surgery? The answer to that is because while most gynaecologic surgery can be performed in a minimally invasive way, the robotic system and instruments are not widely available due to its cost and access to expert gynaecologist surgeons. Moreover, not all procedures can be performed in a minimally invasive way, it is best to consult gynaecologists who are experienced in performing minimally invasive surgery in high volume.

The availability to the robotic surgery system and expertise are increasing, you can expect the robotic surgeryto become more affordable and widely available over time.

As for the gynaecology conditions which currently can be treated with a robotic surgery, complex gynaecological surgeries such as myomectomy and hysterectomy are among them.

If you’re unsure whether a robotic surgery is suitable for you, or if you want to explore other options to treat your gynaecologist conditions, reach out to our friendly representative to discuss how we can best help you.


Choosing A Robotic Surgery Proficient Surgeon

Every surgery carries potential risks, but gynaecologists with higher volume of surgical practices are proven to have fewer complications.

As an early adopter of gynaecology robotic surgery in Australia, Dr Kent Kuswanto regularly uses the da Vinci robotic surgical technology for minimally invasive surgery in his practice. Moreover, as a proctor for da Vinci robotic system in Australia, Kent is qualified to mentor and supervise other gynaecologists to perform robotic surgery in their practice.

If you’re interested in consulting with Dr Kent Kuswanto, reach out to us to explore his consulting and operations locations.