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Robotic GYN surgery has a higher risk of complications than CIGC procedures performed with DualPortGYN.

It’s important to know all of the facts about robotic surgery complications that can arise in treating GYN conditions. Robotic surgery requires patients to take off more time for recovery, and it creates more pain due to larger and more incisions than standard laparoscopic surgery or DualPortGYN procedures. When using a Robot to perform delicate GYN surgeries, there is a higher risk of complications compared to a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure, like the DualPortGYN approach, one of the most minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures available, with the fastest recovery time.

The DualPortGYN approach developed by Paul MacKoul, MD, allows the surgeon to see the entire anatomy surrounding the uterus and ovaries, providing a more precise procedure, minimizing complications. Robotic surgery increases the risk of damage to surrounding areas, including nicks to the bowel and the ureter, requiring additional surgery to correct.

If your OB/GYN intends to use a robot for your procedure, ask him or her “Why?”

As a patient, be your own best advocate. Ask many questions of your OB/GYN. If your doctor still intends to use the robot for your surgery, seek a second opinion and get more information on standard laparoscopy or DualPortGYN approaches as better options for your procedure. Robotic surgery complications outweigh the benefits.

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