da Vinci Is Changing the Experience of Surgery

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.

The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.


da Vinci Surgery: Getting Hands-On about Being Hands-Off

Whenever possible, minimally-invasive female surgery treatment options such as laparoscopic surgery are the most ideal solution to solving medical conditions including fibroid uterusendometriosis, and pelvic organ prolapse; and with the technological advances in medicine, robotic surgeries have been on the rise, most notably the da Vinci procedure. At Coyle Institute, we have years of experience in treating women for a wide range of urogynecological issues; and we’re proud to provide our unique level of expertise to the women in our care. As the nation’s first board-certified Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Michael Coyle has brought his specialty as a urogynecologist and innovative use of da Vinci robot surgery to the Gulf Coast, providing his patients with treatment that is unsurpassed in this area.

Despite its obvious advantages, robotic laparoscopic surgery is sometimes only explored when other methods have failed or are simply not viable, due to the fact that not all physicians are familiar with such highly-advanced procedure and feel more comfortable in recommending and conducting traditional open surgeries. As a form of laparoscopic surgery, however, da Vinci surgery has become known for the ways that it benefits both patient and doctor, with results that are more effectively achieved with less recovery time as well as requiring less time in the operating room. Due to the very nature of the system, da Vinci is able to reach areas of the female pelvic region that are not easily accessible to the human hand and eye without open incision, thereby allowing the operating surgeon to perform various procedures more quickly and more accurately, which ultimately means greater success.


da Vinci Surgery: The Magic Touch

During a da Vinci surgery, small incisions are made to allow the surgeon to insert the very thin, very dexterous robotic arms of the system, which are then directed through the body using the guidance of a microscopic, magnified 3D high-definition camera which projects images onto a computer screen. As the operating field is navigated, the surgeon consults the images on their screen to perform the functions that would normally be carried out by their hands, each movement driven instead by handheld electronic controls at a computer console. With such precise maneuverability and visibility, the surgeon is able to conduct more complex surgeries, but even those procedures which many might consider to be straight-forward become more streamline.

At Coyle Institute, we firmly believe in the benefits of such ground-breaking technologies as da Vinci surgery.

There are multiple advantages to laparoscopic and robotic surgical systems, such as:

  • Less scarring of the internal organs
  • Smaller, less visible external scarring
  • Shortened post-operative hospital stays for patients
  • More rapid recovery rates
  • Greater ease of returning to full activity level, at a more rapid rate

da Vinci Surgery: Women’s Work

Particularly beneficial to many women facing the need for the removal of their uterus, da Vinci hysterectomy requires only one small incision through the belly button, rather than the more traditional method of full open surgery. In fact, it has become the leading minimally-invasive hysterectomy in the United States; and at Coyle Institute, we often advise our patients to consider this option.

Other urogynecological surgeries now being performed using the da Vinci system include those to address such conditions as:

At Coyle Institute, we’ve become known throughout the Gulf Coast as a leader in the field of urogynecology, both for the standard of care that our team provides as well as the high level of medical and surgical advancements made by our very own Dr. Michael Coyle. As an early adopter of the da Vinci surgery, Dr. Coyle has become an expert among his colleagues, traveling the nation to lead in-depth training courses on the use of the system, proving time and again the potential that robotic surgeries hold within the realm of his specialty and beyond.

Sometimes the hands-off method really is the very best approach; as you consider the ways that da Vinci surgery might benefit you, give the team at Coyle Institute a call today!

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