When to Consider Gynecological Robotic Surgery

Staying Healthy is sponsored by Broward Health. We’re staying healthy with Broward Health. Joining me is Doctor Zoyla Almeida. She is a surgeon specializing in gynecology oncology. She is here to talk about minimally invasive surgery for gynecological conditions. What kind of conditions do you treat? So, I treat benign and malignant conditions. Benign conditions are fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic pain and ovarian cysts. Malignant conditions are different cancers such as ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer and vulvar cancer. Now, we woman know our bodies and typically we know when something is off. What conditions would necessitate seeing a
doctor? So, women know their bodies well. And, if something is off they should immediately
seek medical attention and not ignore it. When should a patient consider surgery? Surgery is considered after a full work-up and
knowing what’s going on as part of multiple options. Options can be conservative or medical treatment,
as well. When is minimally invasive robotic surgery,
when does that have a more favorable outcome for the patient? So, often times, robotic surgery is better
because it allows patients to recuperate faster. It involves less pain, smaller incisions,
less chance of infection. So, it helps patients to get back to their
lives quicker. Thank you, Doctor. At Broward Health, robotic surgery allows
specially trained surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures with advanced technology. To learn more, visit BrowardHealth.org/GYNRobotics.

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