Robotic surgery at TFC
Drs. Kaylen Silverberg and Thomas Vaughn have been asked to work with the new Texas Institute of Robotic Surgery at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center to evaluate emerging technologies for use in robotic surgery. Robotic surgery provides an advanced alternative to traditional open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It can treat many conditions that can affect fertility, including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and pelvic adhesions.
Drs. Silverberg and Vaughn will develop new applications for existing technologies. They will also help to develop new technologies for the next generation of robotics, specifically employing the Da Vinci system.
The excitement about robotic fertility surgery
“The Da Vinci robot represents a potential quantum leap forward for endoscopic surgery,” says Dr. Silverberg. “This minimally invasive technique has amazing 3D optics that enables surgeons to accomplish a variety of complex surgical procedures with greater ease and safety. We believe that there are multiple applications for the Da Vinci robot in fertility treatment, and we hope that it will significantly enhance patient care.”
Robotic surgery involves the use of three to four robotic arms. The surgeon manipulates them from a remote console. One robotic arm contains a camera that magnifies the surgical field to afford the fertility doctor a 3D digital image. The other arms use special surgical instruments that allow doctors to work with machine-like precision and dexterity.
Doctors have used the robot for routine gynecologic procedures such as hysterectomy for several years. However, recent advances in technology make it possible for more intricate procedures to be performed with robotics. Emerging technologies hold promise for fertility treatment and the treatment of a variety of other benign and cancerous conditions in women.
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