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da Vinci Robotic Surgery

About Robotic da Vinci® Surgery

When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include: Uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine/vaginal prolapse, menorrhagia or excessive bleeding, cervical and uterine cancer.

Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves. For women facing gynecologic surgery, the period of pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows traditional surgery can understandably cause significant apprehension.

Fortunately, less invasive options are now available. Some gynecologic procedures enable surgeons to access the target anatomy using a vaginal approach, which may not require an external incision. But for complex hysterectomies and othergynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain, bleeding and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

Benign gynecologic procedures done with robotic surgery include:

  • Hysterectomy (Total and Supracervical)
  • Myomectomy (Removal af Fibroids)
  • Sacrocolpopexy (Repair of Vaginal or Uterine Prolapse)
  • Removal of Ovarian Cysts, Adhesions and Endometriosis

Benefits of robotic surgery include

  • Significantly less pain
  • Minimal blood loss and need for transfusion
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
  • Small incisions
  • Better outcomes and patient satisfaction
  • lower risk of infections
  • Less scarring


Dr. Santiago and his warm and professional staff are highly trained and dedicated to offer the best quality of healthcare you deserve.


The doctor performs his procedures at Winnie Palmer Hospital for woman and childrens and he is fluent in english and spanish.


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