Robotic Surgery

At Virginia Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology, we pride ourselves in staying current and offering you the most up-to-date technology. This allows us to combat even the most complex gynecologic problems. As such, we are proud to offer robotic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System.

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical approach that gives the patient the benefit of smaller, more cosmetic incisions, less post-operative pain, a shorter hospital experience, and a quicker recovery and return to normal activities.  Unfortunately, some patients are not candidates for traditional laparoscopic approaches (due to the nature of their gynecologic condition, patient factors such as obesity or prior surgeries, or complex anatomy).  With robotic surgery made possible by the da Vinci Surgical System, we now have the ability to offer these patients an alternative approach to open surgery which allows them to benefit from minimally invasive surgery.

Robotic surgery is a valuable tool in helping patients with gynecologic problems such as pelvic pain, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, heavy or abnormal uterine bleeding, and pelvic prolapse. Robotic procedures are performed at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. The following seven physicians are currently certified in performing robotic-assisted laparoscopy:

Mary Burns, MD

Reena Talreja-Pelaez, MD

Ilene Goldstein, MD

Andrea Nugent, MD

Whitney Webber, DO

Katherine Hines, MD

Heather Cugini, MD

Using the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

Minimally invasive robotic surgery utilizes the latest in surgical and robotic technologies. da Vinci is beneficial for performing routine and complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci – taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.

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