Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Specialist
Dr. Hans Yu of Yu Medical Group is one of the few doctors in the area of Bakersfield, California with the skill and training to perform da Vinci® robotic surgery. This surgical method allows doctors to use very small incisions but still do thorough, precise procedures, including hysterectomies and myomectomies.
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Q & A
What is da Vinci surgery?
The da Vinci Surgical System is cutting edge in the field of robotics and surgery. It’s been used to treat more than 3,000 people worldwide. It features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system that Dr. Yu uses to guide tiny wristed instruments during a procedure. These instruments bend and rotate far more easily and with greater range of motion than the human hand.
During a procedure, tiny instruments are inserted into your body through very small incisions. One of these instruments is a small, lighted camera, which sends images to a video monitor that Dr. Yu uses to inform the procedure.
The result is that Dr. Yu can now see the surgical site more clearly and has better control. He’s 100% in charge, but with the da Vinci Surgical System, his skills are now amplified.
What are the advantages?
The da Vinci system gives Dr. Yu greater precision and control over the surgery being conducted. Gynecological surgeries performed with the da Vinci Surgical System usually result in shorter hospital stays and fewer complications. You also have smaller incisions, which translates into faster healing times and less blood loss during surgery. Shorter operation times are yet another benefit. In many cases, the 3D imaging technology gives Dr. Yu a better picture of your internal organs than traditional surgery, too.
Da Vinci Surgical System surgeries are superior to traditional laparoscopic surgeries, as well: Fewer of the da Vinci surgeries result in complications that require the doctor to convert to a more conventional form of surgery.
What types of procedures can be done with the da Vinci system?
Surgery is sometimes required to correct specific gynecologic problems, including severe pelvic pain, fibroids, endometriosis, some cancers, slippage of the uterus or other pelvic organs (prolapse,) and abnormal bleeding or heavy. Dr. Yu uses the da Vinci Surgical System for a number of procedures, including:
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
- Myomectomy (removal of fibroids)
- Oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries)
- Endometriosis resection
Am I a candidate for da Vinci surgery?
The da Vinci Surgical System is a type of minimally invasive surgery, but still comes with risks (as does any surgery). Only you and Dr. Yu together can determine if the system is right for you and your current health status.