“ I had never had a Cervical Smear before so I was quite nervous. Mr McIndoe was very professional and courteous. He took the time to answer all of my questions and alleviate any doubts I had. He made sure that he understood what I was asking and that I understood what he explained."
Robot-assisted Surgery allows extremely accurate procedures to be performed through tiny incisions. Through this minimally invasive technique, the surgeon’s hand movements are scaled by the robot to be incredibly precise. As a result many studies and our considerable experience (Mr McIndoe was one of the first surgeons in the fiel) show that patients recover with less pain, are faster to mobilise, and return to normal daily activities more quickly than with open surgery and often faster than with laparoscopic surgery.
Why use Robotic Surgery?
Potential advantages to patients:
Shorter hospital stay
Earlier return to normal daily activities
Low complication rate
Less internal scarring
External scarring are minimal and fade to be almost invisible.
For the surgeon:
3D High Definition Vision
Instruments much more flexible and intuitive
Less tiring and much more comfortable
Easier to make precise movements and duplicate open surgical techniques
Why The McIndoe Centre?
The McIndoe Centre offers pioneering technology in robotic gynaecological surgery for benign surgery and for gynaecological oncology using the Da Vinci robotic system.
What happens after Robotic Surgery?
Most studies comparing Robotic Surgery with open surgery and also conventional keyhole surgery show that the former are able to leave hospital more quickly and require less pain relief.
Robotic arms move in such a way that no pressure is placed on the “port” or channel going into the abdomen. It is the site of these ports that is a major cause of pain for patients undergoing keyhole surgery. Because Robotic Surgery patients require less pain relief and are able to move around more freely from immediately after surgery — they tend to be ready for discharge in a more timely fashion.
What makes the complication rate lower?
Robotic Surgery enables the surgeon to see extremely well with the advanced optics of the robotic system and move the instruments much more precisely. This in turn lowers complication rate.
What procedures can be done with Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery can be used for removing fibroids, Myomectomy, repair of vaginal prolapse by performing a Sacrocolpopexy, radical Hysterectomy for cancer of the cervix, and tubal surgery such as reversal of sterilisation.