Scripps Minimally Invasive Robotic Gynecologic Surgery Program brings together the expertise of our gynecologic surgery specialists with the most innovative robotic surgical system available. In addition, Scripps is the only designated training center for gynecologic robotic surgery in San Diego, and one of only 23 in the United States.
Our specialized surgical team offers the following robotic-assisted surgery procedures for treating female pelvic conditions, including:
Endometriosis is a condition in which uterine lining is present in other pelvic organs, often on the ovaries, causing painful menstruation and the formation of cysts, lesions and adhesions. Endometriosis resection involves minimally invasive surgery to remove the abnormal tissue through small incisions to relieve symptoms.
Fibroids are benign (noncancerous) tumors that develop within the uterine wall and may cause symptoms such as excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and infertility. If they are problematic, they may be removed through minimally invasive myomectomy (fibroid removal) surgery.
A common treatment option for women with ovarian cancer, ovarian cysts or other ovarian abnormalities, robotic-assisted surgery removes one or both of the ovaries.
Pelvic organ prolapse repair
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the natural tissue and ligaments that hold the pelvic structure in place begin to fail. Robotic-assisted pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery can reposition organs in the pelvic cavity.
Benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumors can develop virtually anywhere in the female reproductive organs. If they are harmful, robotic-assisted tumorectomy can remove these tumors.
Robotic hysterectomy surgery removes all or part of a woman’s uterus with a single incision. The fallopian tubes and ovaries are also sometimes removed as well. Hysterectomy may be recommended for conditions including uterine or cervical cancer, uterine fibroids, menstrual disorders or severe endometriosis.
Single site robotic surgery
Single site robotic hysterectomy procedure is performed using just one incision through the navel. Learn more about single site robotic surgery for hysterectomy.
Minimally invasive robotic heart surgery could potentially result in a faster recovery, less blood loss, reduced pain and a shorter hospital stay. However, as with any major surgery, there is a recovery period of several days or more, as well as risks of bleeding, infection, and other complications. Robotic surgery may not be appropriate for all patients. Talk to your surgeon about your treatment options and the risks and benefits of each.