ROBOTIC ASSISTED SURGERY
Dr. Yeung performs robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci Intuitive Surgical System, a minimally-invasive approach that allows optimal precision, dexterity and control.
Today doctors still perform open surgery, but they can also perform many gynecologic procedures using minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic-assisted surgery, possibly with da Vinci technology. Both minimally invasive approaches require one or a few small incisions that doctors use to insert surgical equipment and a camera for viewing.
During surgery, your surgeon sits at a console next to you and operates using tiny instruments.
A camera provides a high-definition, 3D magnified view inside your body. Every hand movement your surgeon makes is translated by the da Vinci system in real time to bend and rotate the instruments with precision.
The da Vinci is a surgical system comprised of three components: surgeon console, patient-side cart, and vision cart.
The patient-side cart is positioned near the patient on the operating table. It is where the instruments used during the operation move in real time in response to your surgeon's hand movements at the surgeon console.
Dr. Yeung sits during the procedure and has a close-up 3D view of your anatomy, and controls the instruments. The instruments are "wristed" and move like a human hand, but with a far greater range of motion.
Dr. Yeung performs robotic-assisted surgery for:
Hysterectomy for benign conditions
Hysterectomy for cancer
Myomectomy (fibroid removal)