Learn more about Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

February 25, 2012 at 12:51 am 4 comments

I’d like to invite you to my website www.MinimallyInvasiveGYN.com

I’m a strong believer in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for a single, simple reason. It’s better for the patient. Minimally invasive surgery, a catch-all term which includes laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and robot-assisted surgery, has proven benefits.

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery, compared to conventional “open” surgery include:

• less post-operative pain
• reduced need for pain medication
• faster return of normal appetite and bowel function
• smaller incisions
• less scarring
• faster recovery and return to work

Robotic surgery in particular has advantages which allow the surgeon to perform more complex procedures via a laparoscopic approach than might otherwise be possible. The robotic system gives the surgeon the benefits of:

• greater magnification with the laparoscopic camera
• 3 dimensional (3D) vision
• greater range of motion for laparoscopic instruments
• increased comfort, which may reduce a surgeon’s fatigue during long procedures
• reduction of biologic hand tremor

The robot doesn’t bear much resemblance to what we’ve come to expect from science fiction. It doesn’t have artificial intelligence and it cannot operate independently. In fact, the robot is just another instrument. It is controlled by the surgeon who sits at a console next to the patient.

The Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

The robot has arms whose attachments are miniature versions of conventional surgical instruments (i.e. scissors, clamps, needle and suture-holders). These tiny instruments mimic the surgeon’s movements at the console (but on a much smaller scale). This allows the surgeon to perform surgical procedures with extraordinary precision.

Laparoscopy revolutionized surgery by making many major surgeries into outpatient procedures. Robotic surgery is revolutionizing laparoscopy by broadening the range of surgeries which can be performed with a minimally-invasive approach.

Take charge of your health by learning more about minimally invasive and robotic surgery. An educated patient is an empowered patient!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. luis  |  March 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Dr Nicoll hello just visited your website and I feel great as concerned about the Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotics I also I have my my blog of gynecology and hopefully one day be visited as yours, greetings and good luck with your new website I hope you visit my blog to see what you think, thanks

    Reply
    • 2. drnicoll  |  March 1, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      Hi Luis,
      Thanks for the support! Best of luck with your blog as well 🙂
      -Dr. N

      Reply
  • 3. jhosey34  |  September 8, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    And now I am a believer thanks to your awesome work!!

    I am definitely thankful to God that he led me to you and that you are my Dr and performed this surgery on me!!

    Reply
    • 4. drnicoll  |  September 8, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you! 🙂
      -LN

      Reply

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Linda M. Nicoll, MD

Welcome to my blog! Here you will find information about minimally invasive gynecologic surgery as well as some more general information about common gynecologic disorders such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, infertility, and pelvic pain.

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