da Vinci Robot Applications Cork

Robot Surgery

Dr. Matt Hewitt

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

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Applications of the da Vinci Robot

The Robot can be used in many surgical specialties including General Surgery, Urology, ENT surgery, Cardiothoracic surgery and Gynaecology

Gynaecological applications performed in Cork

  • Hysterectomy – removal of the uterus
  • Radical hysterectomy – a more extensive hysterectomy which involves the removal of tissue either side of the cervix and the upper part of the vagina. This is performed on women with cervical cancer
  • Pelvic lymphadenectomy – the removal of lymph node glands that may be performed in the management of cervical and endometrial (Uterine) cancer
  • Trachelectomy - radical excision of the cervix for cervical cancer which is fertility preserving
  • Myomectomy – removal of fibroids (benign growths) from the uterus
  • Sacrocolpopexy and hysteropexy– surgical support procedure for prolapse (this procedure is not performed by Dr Hewitt)
  • Repair or vesico vaginal fistula (this procedure is not performed by Dr Hewitt)
  • Transabdominal cervical cerclage - for women with recurrent late miscarriage 

Some of the above surgeries may also be performed on the larger lady. Keyhole surgery is particularly advantageous for these ladies as it reduces the postoperative complications associated with obesity

There are some women for whom robotic surgery may not be suitable, for example in women with previous multiple surgeries.