For endometriosis—the abnormal growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterus—several different robot-assisted procedures may be performed. These procedures are frequently done together, although they may also be performed separately depending on the extent of the endometriosis and the symptoms the patient experiences.
The primary treatment is robotic radical resection of endometriosis, in which the endometrial tissue is surgically removed. With its superior visualization, robotic surgery offers an excellent tool for locating and excising all visible endometriosis—a key to avoiding a recurrence of the condition. Our surgeons are also highly skilled at fertility-sparing resection of endometriosis, in which special care is taken to avoid harming the reproductive organs during the removal of endometrial tissue. Other robotic procedures that may be performed at the same are robotic presacral neurectomy—a pain-relieving procedure in which the surgeon cuts the nerves that carry pain impulses from the uterus to the brain—as well as robotic salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of one or both ovaries and their respective fallopian tubes) and robotic hysterectomy (removal of the uterus and cervix).