Female Robotic Procedures

Vescio-vaginal fistulas are rare conditions that result from abnormal holes developing between the bladder and vagina. Consequently urinary leakage is constant and severe. In the US, vesico-vaginal fistulas can result after complicated vaginal or uterine surgery. A few experienced surgeons have utilized the Da Vinci Robotic System in the repair of vesico-vaginal fistulas. Success rates can exceed 90% and recovery time is often short.

Robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery for women permits specially trained surgeons to perform complex procedures via small surgical openings. Consequently, blood loss and post-op pain are much lower compared to open surgery; while recovery time and return to normal activity is generally quicker.

Bladder neck suspensions can be preformed robotically for the treatment of urinary incontinence. Robotic assistance allows the surgeon precise localization of the region of repair with minimal disruption of surrounding tissues. As a result, hospitalization is typically less than one day and success rates exceed 85%.