Robotic Surgery

Women For Women OBGYN

OBGYNs located in Chicago, IL

Robotic surgery offers a valuable treatment option for women in need of gynecological surgery for a variety of issues, such as a hysterectomy or removal of cysts, fibroids, or endometriosis. Skilled gynecological surgeon and board-certified OB/GYN Kornelia Krol, MD, provides robot-assisted surgery to women in the Chicago area at Women for Women OBGYN, SC. To learn more about how you may benefit, call the office or book a consultation using the online tool.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

With a robotic surgery system, Dr. Krol operates through just a few small incisions. A magnified vision system provides an image of the surgical site projected on a screen in the operating room. Dr. Krol is in the operating room and controls tiny wristed instruments from a console to complete your procedure.

Dr. Krol is 100% in control of your surgery at all times.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

The surgery requires small incisions, which means less scarring and blood loss as well as a generally faster recovery. Other benefits of the surgery include:

  • Instruments that bend and rotate to a far greater degree than the human hand
  • Enhanced visualization of the surgical site
  • Greater surgical precision

You also heal faster following robot-assisted surgery and end up with fewer nights in the hospital compared to conventional, open surgery. Robotic surgery also usually results in less pain, fewer complications, and a quicker return to your normal activities. Dr. Krol gives you a thorough postsurgical plan and advises you on your restrictions.

What procedures may be performed with robotic surgery?

Many gynecological surgeries that were once only available through conventional open surgery can be performed robotically. These include:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Endometriosis removal
  • Myomectomy (fibroid removal)
  • Sacrocolpopexy (pelvic prolapse repair)

If you need any of these procedures, Dr. Krol will evaluate your health and condition to determine if robotic surgery is the right approach.

What symptoms can be resolved with gynecological surgery?

Dr. Krol tries to control uncomfortable gynecological symptoms with conservative approaches, including birth control pills, pain relievers, and physical therapy. But if your gynecological condition is affecting your health and quality of life, surgery may be the only recourse. Symptoms that may be resolved with robotic surgery include:

  • Cancer
  • Fibroids
  • Abnormal or heavy uterine bleeding
  • Slipping of the pelvic organs
  • Severe pelvic pain

Many of these symptoms suggest a condition such as cysts, fibroids, or endometriosis, which are often successfully addressed with robotic surgery.

To learn more about robotic surgery, call the office or book a consultation using the online agent.

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