Robotic Surgery

Diego Ramirez, MD

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in El Paso, TX

When you require surgery for an obstetric or gynecological condition, minimally invasive strategies are preferred as they offer faster recovery with exceptional outcomes. Diego Ramirez, MD, in El Paso, Texas, is expertly trained in da Vinci® robotic surgery and can help you with your gynecological surgical needs. Call his private practice, Diego Ramirez OBGYN PLLC today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a revolutionary method of minimally invasive surgery that expertly resolves a number of conditions. The procedure usually occurs on an outpatient basis, so you go home the same day and recover faster than you might with traditional open surgery.

Dr. Ramirez is credentialed and experienced in gynecological robotic surgery. He uses the respected da Vinci system. He makes only small incisions during the procedure, causing little trauma to the body, and the device offers extraordinary precision.

What can da Vinci robotic surgery address?

The da Vinci surgical system can perform most gynecological surgical procedures, including:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Treatment for endometriosis
  • Repair of pelvic organ prolapse
  • Treatment for cervical cancer
  • Removal of uterine fibroids
  • Treatment for ovarian cysts

Dr. Ramirez evaluates your condition and will, together with you, make the decision as to whether robotic surgery is the right choice.

What happens during robotic surgery?

The da Vinci system consists of three parts:

  • Image-processing equipment
  • Multiple robotic arms
  • Command center console

Dr. Ramirez uses the console to control the robotic arms, which hold a laparoscope, camera, lighting, and surgical instruments. He views the surgical site through a 3D high-definition monitor and uses hand and fingertip controls to transmit movements to the robotic arms. Dr. Ramirez is in the operating room the entire time and is in complete control of the procedure.

What are the advantages of da Vinci robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery offers numerous significant advantages and health benefits. They include:

  • Quicker recovery
  • Less bleeding
  • Less pain
  • Minimal scarring

The robotic arms are smaller than a human hand, making it easy to get in tight areas in your body. This gives Dr. Ramirez more control and precision during a procedure. For example, he can see small areas of endometriosis more clearly, so no small lesions are left behind after surgery.

Plus, the small instruments and smaller incisions mean you experience minimal trauma in surrounding tissues. In addition, robotic surgery offers considerably less time spent in the hospital compared to open surgery.

If you’d like a consultation to see if da Vinci robotic surgery is right for you, call or book an online appointment today at Diego Ramirez OBGYN PLLC.