The Woodlands OBGYN

Minimally Invasive Da Vinci Robotic SurgeryThe Woodlands, TX

While surgery can be necessary for a vast amount of medical conditions, most people dislike the large scars and long recovery times. Even though the recovery times may vary for each patient, we do have the tools to provide minimally invasive surgery that limits strain on the body. Not only can this procedure complete the same tasks as regular surgical tools with a smaller incision, but it can also reduce trauma to the body.

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No matter the type of obstetrical or gynecological issue that requires surgery, precision is crucial to a successful procedure and recovery after. Thus, we offer surgery using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. Advanced technology that helps to increase precision can also provide other benefits for our patients as well.

When medication and other treatments are ineffective, consider minimally invasive surgery at our practice.

Understanding Gynecological Surgery

As OBGYNs, our team provides the necessary treatment for conditions that can hinder a patient’s health and quality of life. Depending on the severity of the condition, some patients may only need medication. However, many other patients need surgery to live a healthy life without a gynecological condition causing pain at every turn.

Gynecological conditions that cause a variety of health issues in one’s life can include:

  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Fibroids
  • Pelvic pain
  • Issues with severe bleeding
  • Ovarian cyst
  • Ovarian/Cervical Cancer

These are only a few issues that can require surgery to truly find relief. People may not realize that one wrong move or damage to other body parts near the urinary tract and reproductive system can cause serious health problems. With the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, we can increase the precision with:

  • Fewer and smaller incisions
  • Increased vision of the surgical site inside the body with a 3D high-definition vision system
  • Small bendable instruments that can change into unique angles for hard-to-reach areas
  • Easy and enhanced rotation of surgical tools
  • Detailed precision and control

Enhancing Our Procedures for You

One of the procedures we can provide with this system is the hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is a procedure that involves removing part or the entire uterus. This procedure can help to treat fibroids, uterine prolapse pelvic pain, certain types of cancer and more. During a normal hysterectomy, it may become necessary to remove the upper part of the uterus and leave the cervix. In other cases, it is necessary to remove the entire uterus along with other organs.

The procedure will remove any part of the uterus that is causing pain or harm to the body. With the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, we can minimize the potential damage to the rest of the body. While it is robotic technology, the surgeon is in complete control 100 percent of the time. We will create a few small incisions instead of a larger incision before beginning the operation.

Depending on the procedure, this can help to provide fewer complications, less blood loss, fewer blood transfusions, shorter length of stay after the procedure and a potentially shorter recovery time. However, the recovery time will vary on the patient’s overall health and adjustment to life after the procedure.

Q&A

We understand how people may have questions about the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System and have answers to a few common questions below. If you do not see your question on this page, feel free to call us for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Will the small incisions heal quickly?

In most cases, yes. This type of procedure is minimally invasive, which means that there will be several small incisions near the surgical site instead of a large incision. The smaller incisions should heal much more quickly than a traditional incision.

How does this technology enhance precision?

This technology allows us to view a 3D HD view inside your body during the surgery. We will be able to have a more defined and detailed view of the organs and parts surrounding the surgical site.

Do you provide support after treatment?

Yes. We will go over what the patient needs to do during recovery and schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure the patient is doing well.

How long will the procedure take?

While the length of time can vary per patient and the type of procedure, minimally invasive surgical technology will shorten the time in comparison to traditional surgery.

Will there be surgical scars following this type of procedure?

With minimally invasive technology, we can operate on a patient by creating small incisions in the body. Due to this, the scars will be much smaller and will heal more quickly than traditional surgical scars that are larger.

To learn more about this surgical technology and see if it is right for you, give us a call to schedule an appointment today.

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Donald Eckhardt Jr., M.D. , Kari Eckhardt W.H.N.P., C.N.M. is located at
9200 Pinecroft Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
77380
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(346) 201-4716