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Gynecological Robotic Surgery

Is a gynecologic condition affecting your health and quality of life? Many conditions can impact your well-being and daily life. When lifestyle changes, medicine or other options do not ease your symptoms, your doctor may suggest surgery.

  • Side view of the patient cart with the instruments fanned
  • Single-Site in final docked position
  • da Vinci® Si System with Single-Site Instrumentation

Conditions Treated

  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Abnormal or very heavy bleeding
  • Fibroids
  • Cancer
  • Pelvic prolapse (falling/slipping of a pelvic organ(s))

Types of Gynecological Surgery

  • Hysterectomy (benign and malignant disease)
    • Possible staging and omentectomy (removal of abdominal tissue)
  • Single-Site Hysterectomy
  • Salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of fallopian tube)
  • Endometriosis resection (removal of endometriotic implants)
  • Myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids)

Firefly™ Fluorescence Imaging

A type of robotic surgery using fluorescence imaging capability to allow your surgeon to identify vessels and tissue that otherwise couldn’t be seen by the human eye.

A green dye is administered by an anesthesiologist through a peripheral IV line. The dye then binds to plasma proteins in blood. The dye under the robot’s special fluoroscopic camera illuminates a "firefly green" to differentiate between cancerous and healthy tissue, as well as the blood supply to the tumor.

Surgeons are able to quickly switch back and forth between Firefly imaging and normal white light. This can allow for a more accurate procedure.

Gynocology

Anne Rodriguez, MD

Anne Rodriguez, MD

Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology
Education: Northwestern University Medical School (Illinois)
Internship: University of North Carolina Hospitals (Chapel Hill)
Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals (Chapel Hill)
Fellowship: University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center (Florida)

Carin Craig, MD

Carin Craig, MD

Specialty: OB/GYN
Education: Saba University School of Medicine
Internship: University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha)
Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha)

Charmian Dresel-Velasquez, MD

Specialty: OB/GYN
Education: University of Wisconsin (School of Medicine and Public Health)
Residency: University of California Medical Center (Davis)

Margaret Echt, MD

Margaret Echt, MD

Specialty: OB/GYN
Education: Louisiana State University School of Medicine (New Orleans)
Internship: Alton Ochsner Hospital
Residency: Alton Ochsner Hospital

Ralph Quijano, MD

Ralph Quijano, MD

Specialty: OB/GYN
Education: University of California (Irvine)
Internship: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Residency: Maricopa Medical Center

Susanne Ramos, MD

Susanne Ramos, MD

Specialty: OB/GYN
Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine (District of Columbia)
Internship: LAC - USC
Residency: LAC - USC

David Raphael, MD

David Raphael, MD

Specialty: OB/GYN
Education: University of Southern California
Residency: Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Heather Terbell, MD

Heather Terbell, MD

Specialty: OB/GYN
Education: University of Southern California
Interniship: Women's and Children's Hospital
Residency: Women's and Children's Hospital

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