Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Specialist

Women's Health Center of Clarksville -  - OB-GYN

Women's Health Center of Clarksville

OB-GYNs & Gynecological Surgeons located in Clarksville, TN

If you need gynecologic surgery, it’s important to understand that many procedures can use minimally invasive robotic surgery. William McIntosh, MD, at Women's Health Center of Clarksville, specializes in these procedures and has helped many women in Clarksville, Tennessee, find relief from complex gynecologic conditions. To learn more about this revolutionary approach to minimally invasive surgery, call or use the online scheduling tool to book your visit today.

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Q & A

Why would I need gynecologic surgery?

The team at Women’s Health Center of Clarksville always seeks the least invasive treatment path. That said, there are cases in which gynecologic surgery is the best available treatment approach. 

Some examples of conditions that require surgical intervention include:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis

Dr. McIntosh discusses all available treatment options with you in detail, ensuring you have everything you need to make an informed decision about your care. If a hysterectomy is among those options, you can explore if the robotic approach is right for you, or if another treatment plan might yield better results. 

What is minimally invasive robotic surgery?

Minimally invasive robotic surgery is a surgical technique that uses advanced technology to achieve outstanding outcomes without large incisions or undue tissue displacement. Women’s Health Center of Clarksville has chosen the da VinciⓇ surgical system, an advanced platform with an excellent track record of safety and efficacy. 

There are many reasons to choose minimally invasive robotic surgery for gynecologic procedures. Some of those benefits, as compared to traditional open surgery, include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Lower rate of complications
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced scarring
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Swifter recovery

If you have questions about whether this surgical approach is right for you, book a one-on-one consultation today. 

What happens during minimally invasive robotic surgery?

If you envision a silver, boxy robot poised over a surgical bed with shiny tools in hand, you’re certainly not alone. Robotic surgery, however, is far different from that scenario. The da Vinci system consists of two mechanical arms, a camera arm, a 3D image processing system, and a remote control unit. 

Dr. McIntosh remains in complete control of the system at all times. The camera collects and displays real-time imaging of the surgical site on an external screen. Dr. McIntosh maneuvers the robotic arms to perform your procedure. He’s assisted by some of the best medical support staff in the region throughout each surgery, so you have a great team looking out for you from start to finish. The surgery takes place at Gateway Medical Center, one of the region’s best hospitals.

Numerous surgical tools can equip the robotic arms, and they can attain a degree of flexibility and dexterity that is simply unmatched by the human hand. That’s why this approach requires only a few small incisions and minimal tissue displacement. 

To explore minimally invasive robotic surgery in greater detail, call Women’s Health Center of Clarksville or schedule your appointment online today.