“This single-site robotic platform provides surgeons with the increased dexterity, control and high-definition 3-D vision found with traditional robotic surgery, as well as the added benefit of performing the operation through a single, nearly invisible scar hidden in the navel,” Richard Farnam, M.D., a gynecologist and robotic surgeon at Las Palmas Medical Center, said. “This surgery underscores Las Palmas Medical Center’s commitment to providing patients with the highest level of surgical care using the most advanced minimally invasive surgical options.”
Dr. Farnam recently performed the procedure—which involves the removal of a woman’s uterus—on five patients following FDA approval of this revolutionary platform for hysterectomies in March of this year. Using a single incision that is approximately two centimeters in length, the system enables surgeons to remove the uterus through the belly button in less than 60 minutes. Previously, hysterectomies required one large incision for open surgery or multiple small incisions for traditional laparoscopic surgery.