Ovarian Cystectomy or Oophorectomy - Minimally Invasive Treatment Options via da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Recent advancements in minimally invasive surgical technologies mean that savvy patients have options other than conventional surgery. San Francisco's California Pacific Medical Center has invested in the latest, most precise technology - the da Vinci Robot Surgical System, an exciting new treatment option in minimally invasive surgery for conditions including ovarian cysts or tumors. Use this page to learn more about advanced treatment options for uterine and vaginal vault prolapse, including Ovarian Cystectomy or Oophorectomy using the da Vinci surgical system.
What is a Ovarian Cystectomy? What is an Oophorectomy?
Ovarian Cystectomy is a procedure for those benign conditions of the ovary in which a cyst can be removed and when you and your doctor deem it desirable to leave a functional ovary in place. This is particularly true in women who are still in their child bearing years. Thus, if it is technically feasible and where one is assured that there is no malignant tissue present, it behooves those performing pelvic surgery to attempt to perform ovarian cystectomy in preference to oophorectomy, particularly in those patients who want to have children.
Oophorectomy, in contrast, refers to the removal of the ovary. This is a surgical procedure where only one or both of the ovaries are removed. Most often, an oophorectomy is performed in conjunction with a hysterectomy; however, it can be performed without a hysterectomy if the case dictates.
In both situations, da Vinci robotic surgery now allows us a minimally invasive procedure for ovarian problems. Trained as a da Vinci robotics surgeon, your doctor can use this robotic technique to conduct surgery or even remove an ovary or ovaries; thereby resulting in a significantly better patient experience.
The da Vinci System is a state-of-the-art surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and miniaturized, wristed surgical instruments designed to help doctors take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. By helping doctors to overcome the challenges of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for women around the world.
Ovarian Cystectomy or Oophorectomy - da Vinci Robotic Surgery as a Minimally Invasive Treatment Option
If you have been diagnosed with ovarian problems of any type, you should consider all your treatment options and work with your physician to identify the best treatment option for you. The da Vinci® Surgical System is one of the advanced, minimally invasive treatment options now provided by California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. Our top San Francisco based surgeons are highly trained specialists in robotics surgery, including the use of the da Vinci robot for Ovarian Cystectomy and/or Oophorectomy.
A new category of surgery, introduced with the development of the da Vinci® System, is being used by an increasing number of surgeons worldwide for Ovarian Cystectomy, Oophorectomy, and other gynecologic procedures. This minimally invasive approach, utilizing the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate surgery such as many gynecologic procedures (e.g., hysterectomy, removal of ovarian cysts, ovarian cystectomy, oophorectomy, etc.)
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat ovarian cysts or tumors, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. The procedures are called Ovarian Cystectomy or Oophorectomy and da Vinci is one of the newer treatment options for many gynecological procedures. Doctors at CPMC are using the most advanced technology available, the da Vinci Surgical System. da Vinci allows the surgeon to operate through a few tiny incisions. Advantages include -
- Less risk of infection
- Less likelihood of negative side effects
- Less pain from surgery
- Shorter hospital stay
da Vinci is a robotic surgery system in which the surgeon controls a robot through advanced technology. Even with this advanced robotic surgical treatment for ovarian cysts and tumors, the surgeon is always in control. Advanced robotic surgery such as a robotic / da Vinci is one of the many advanced surgeries performed at CPMC, San Francisco.
Is an Ovarian Cystectomy or Oophorectomy via da Vinci Robotic Surgery the Best Treatment Option for You?
Ovarian cysts or tumors are complex conditions, and you should consult with your primary care physician as well as your specialist to consider your best treatment options. da Vinci Ovarian Cystectomy and Oophorectomy are some of the newer robotic techniques and have been very successful, when used appropriately. Ultimately, however, only you and your surgeon can decide if da Vinci Ovarian Cystectomy or Oophorectomy is the best minimally invasive treatment option for you.
Take the first step and make an appointment with a CPMC physician today. We have several surgeons qualified to use the da Vinci robot for Ovarian Cystectomy and Oophorectomy - reflecting an investment in the best surgical technologies used by some of the best surgeons in San Francisco, in California, and in the United States as a whole. We are one of the top-rated da Vinci robotic surgical centers in California, and our staff looks forward to identifying the best treatment options and guidelines for you.
About Robotic Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System at CPMC San Francisco
San Francisco residents as well as people who come from all over the United States know that CPMC’s top surgeons are among the best in the San Francisco Bay area at performing da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries. In fact, CPMC’s gynecologists perform more da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries than any other San Francisco Bay Area doctors. Robotic surgery such as the da Vinci surgical system is now the gold standard of treatment for many conditions. Our commitment is to be one of the best robotic and da Vinci surgery centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, and in the United States and to work with our patients to determine the best treatment options, including minimally invasive robotic surgery using the top-rated da Vinci robot. Our Robotic Surgery Department serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region with da Vinci certified surgeons.
Note: da Vinci takes its name from Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci the famous Italian artist and scientist. “da Vinci” may be misspelled as one word, daVinci, as in daVinci robotic surgery, or daVinci surgery, or daVinci certified surgeon, but the correct spelling is two words, da Vinci.