I was very impressed with my robotic surgery and how well I recovered.  When Dr. Rivard said in just a few days I would feel okay I thought no way.


- Charlene S.





da Vinci Robotic Procedures

When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include, but are not limited to endometriosis, uterine fibroids, excessive menstrual bleeding and uterine prolapse/pelvic relaxation.


Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves. For women facing gynecologic surgery, the period of pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows traditional surgery can cause significant anxiety.


Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) allows physicians to perform many kinds of major surgery with a variety of benefits for the patient: less trauma and pain, minimal scarring, faster recovery and shorter hospital stays. Surgeries are performed through small incisions, which replace the large incisions needed for conventional open surgeries.


In spite of growing demand for minimally invasive procedures, the majority of these operations are still performed using large, abdominal incisions.


Today a robotic-assisted, minimally invasive approach using the state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System is available. By dramatically enhancing visualization, precision, control and dexterity, the da Vinci System overcomes the limitations of traditional laparoscopic technology, helping physicians to perform complex surgery in a manner never before experienced.


If your doctor recommends surgery for your condition, you may be a candidate for one of the below procedures.