Da Vinci Surgery Specialist
Dr. Maryann Prewitt holds Master’s Certification in the da Vinci Surgery System for da Vinci Gynecologic Surgery. Powered by robotic technology the da Vinci system brings marked benefits for patients seeking a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Call HealthWelnessMD in Dallas, Texas, to learn more about da Vinci Surgery System’s heightened surgical precision with less post-surgery pain.
Da Vinci Surgery Q & A
by Maryann Prewitt, MD, FACOG
What is da Vinci® Surgery?
The da Vinci robotic surgical system allows Dr. Prewitt to operate through just a few small incisions with enhanced vision, precision and control. The magnified 3D high-definition vision system and ergonomically designed tiny wristed instruments blend and rotate far greater than the human hand and with far greater precision.
Does a robot perform the surgery?
While the da Vinci System is powered by robotic technology, Dr. Prewitt is 100% in control of it and the procedure at all times. The technology and wristed, ergonomically designed instruments translate her hand movements into movements of much greater surgical precision in the operating field.
What surgeries can be done with da Vinci surgical system?
The da Vinci system can be used for a variety of surgical procedures including hysterectomy with benign or malignant indications, endometriosis resection, and sacrocolpopexy. It can also be used in cardiac, colorectal, general, gynecological, head and neck, thoracic and urologic surgery.
What are the benefits of da Vinci surgical system?
In addition to allowing Dr. Prewitt to conduct surgery with high precision, the da Vinci system tends to minimize patient pain and discomfort. This precision also helps minimize the areas needing to heal internally and externally. Pain medications may be lessened and recovery time is reduced thereby allowing you to return to your usual life activities more quickly. The incisions and any resulting scars will be tiny and you’ll be less likely to lose excess blood or experience a related infection.
Are there risks involved with the da Vinci system?
As with all surgical procedures, surgery conducted using the da Vinci system brings risks. The risks related to the da Vinci system are similar to those that accompany any surgery. To learn more about them and find out if you are an ideal candidate for the da Vinci system, consult Dr. Prewitt at HealthWellnessMD in Dallas, Texas.