"I highly recommend robotic surgery.  My experience was wonderful.  By the 5th day my pain was minimal.  Totally opposite of the horror stories you here about the traditional procedure."








to Robotic Surgery for Women. Located in Greensboro, NC, Dr. Rivard specializes in robotic assisted surgery for women using the da Vinci Surgical System. This technology is one of the most advanced and least invasive options used today for treating a number of gynecological conditions including endometriosis, uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse, pelvic pain, ovarian cysts and excessive uterine bleeding.


Dr. Rivard was one of the first gynecologists in NC to perform robotic assisted surgery. She performs hysterectomies, myomectomies, ovarian cystectomies, sacrocolpopexies and treatment for severe endometriosis with the da Vinci Surgical System.


With this innovative technology, patients have been able to experience a shorter hospital stay, significantly less pain, less blood loss, fewer complications, less scarring and a faster recovery than associated with open surgery and laparoscopy. 


The vast majority of women in NC requiring a hysterectomy are still only offered the traditional approach to their surgery with a large abdominal incision.


By transcending the limitations of open surgery and laparoscopy, Dr. Rivard is able to perform surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System to treat even complex conditions including an enlarged uterus and scarring from endometriosis or prior pelvic surgeries.


Before having gynecologic surgery including hysterectomy, myomectomy and sacrocolpopexy, ask Dr. Rivard if you are a candidate for da Vinci robotic surgery.