What is robotic laparoscopy for infertility?
Traditional laparoscopy uses small incisions through which specialized instruments and a camera are inserted to perform surgery. In robotic laparoscopy, a 4-arm robot carries out the procedure, enhancing precision, flexibility, and control.The most useful application of robotic laparoscopy in infertility surgery is the removal of uterine fibroids (myomectomy).
How is robotic laparoscopy performed for infertility?
- The operation involves making 5 small skin incisions through which 5 ports are inserted into the abdominal cavity to accommodate a camera and several surgical instruments.
- A 4-arm robot is draped with sterile drapes and is fully docked to the surgical instruments inside the patient.
- During robot-assisted surgery, the surgeon sits comfortably at a console by the patient’s bedside, executing delicate robotic movements with fingertip control.
Robotic Infertility Surgery Benefits
- Avoiding major surgery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to normal activities
- Less risk of wound infection
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
Robotic Infertility Surgery Risks
- Blood transfusions
- Post operative adhesions and infertility
- Uterine rupture during pregnancy
- Risk of cesarean section delivery