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Robotic Surgery Specialist

Atlanta Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center

Nathan Mordel, MD

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon Located In Piedmont and Northside Atlanta, Northside Duluth, GA

Minimally invasive surgery has many advantages in comparison to open surgery, and using robot-assisted techniques refines the process even further. Nathan Mordel, MD, and the team at Atlanta Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center in Atlanta provide a selection of advanced minimally invasive robotic surgeries, including excision of endometriosis, sacrocolpopexy, and prophylactic removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries. Find out more by calling Atlanta Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center or book an appointment online.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

One in three women in the United States will have a hysterectomy before she turns 60. While no woman wants to face surgery, today the vast majority of gynecologic conditions -- from endometriosis to uterine fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding to cancer -- can now be treated effectively without a big incision.

With robot-assisted surgery, a hysterectomy requires only a few small incisions, so recovery is significantly less than the usual weeks required with traditional surgery. The da VinciⓇ Surgical System provides patients with minimally invasive surgical procedures that offer significant advantages over traditional “open” surgeries and advanced laparoscopic surgeries.

It improves the surgeon’s ergonomics, allows for three-dimensional (3D) visualization of the surgical field, and gives the surgeon superior control over the camera and instruments by mimicking his/her natural hand, wrist, and finger movements.

What are the advantages of robotic surgery?

Surgery with the da Vinci system enables gynecologists to perform the most precise, minimally invasive hysterectomy available today. For most women, da Vinci hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional open surgery, including:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Minimal blood loss and no need for transfusion
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring
  • Better outcomes and patient satisfaction

Surpassing the limits of conventional laparoscopic surgery, the da Vinci system is revolutionizing gynecologic surgery for women. No wonder more and more women are choosing da Vinci surgery for their hysterectomy. In fact, since it was cleared by the FDA in 2005, surgeons have performed more than 100,000 da Vinci hysterectomies.

What procedures are performed using robotic surgery?

Dr. Mordel routinely performs the following robot-assisted procedures using the da Vinci Surgical System: 

  • Prophylactic removal of tubes and ovaries
  • Total hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Excision of endometriosis
  • Excision of benign ovarian tumors
  • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Supracervical hysterectomy

Using these advanced techniques, the team at Atlanta Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center can repair prolapsed organs, remove uterine fibroids, and take out the uterus and other reproductive organs when there’s no alternative treatment option.

Find out more by calling Atlanta Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center today or book an appointment online.