Page Contentda Vinci® Robotic Surgery (Laparoscopy)Technological surgical advancements have made it possible for Kelsey-Seybold physicians to offer patients minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgery via the da Vinci® Surgical System, even for the most complex of gynecological procedures. Unlike traditional open surgery, which uses a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding areas, da Vinci robotic surgery allows doctors to perform surgical procedures through just a few tiny incisions. This in conjunction with laparoscopy (the insertion of a tiny, fiber-optic camera into an incision) allows for a generally safer procedure that gets patients back to life faster than open surgery. How It WorksThe da Vinci system is powered by robotic technology that allows surgeon to make hand movements that guide the smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments that have been inserted into the small incisions in the patient's skin. One of the instruments is a laparoscope, which is a thin tube with a tiny camera at the end. The camera sends images to a monitor in the operating room so the doctors can view what's happening inside the patient's body during surgery. The surgeon is completely in control of the da Vinci system during the entire procedure. Kelsey-Seybold physicians use da Vinci robotic surgery for a variety of gynecological procedures, including:HysterectomyFibroid removal (myomectomy)Ovarian cyst removalExcision/removal of endometriosisLysis of adhesions (scar tissue)Diagnostic laparoscopyLaparoscopic sacral-colpopexy for pelvic prolapseRemoval of adnexal mass Meet your Kelsey-Seybold specialists trained in da Vinci robotic surgery and learn about Kelsey-Seybold's Ambulatory Surgery Center.