Robotic Surgery Specialist

Tangchitnob MD

Gynecologist/Urogynecologist Cosmetic & Robotic Surgeons located in West Covina, CA

Robotic surgery can treat any number of gynecological conditions, such as uterine fibroids or endometriosis, with precision and efficiency. At Tangchitnob MD, Dr. Dumrong Tangchitnob and Dr. Edward Tangchitnob, a father-son OB/GYN and urogynecology tandem, are fully accredited in robotic surgery techniques, providing this minimally invasive surgical option to women in West Covina, California. If you have a condition that requires gynecologic surgery, call the office or book an appointment online for a full evaluation and to learn if robotic surgery is an option for you.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

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What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery eliminates the large incisions and invasive instruments that come with traditional surgery. During robotic surgery, the Tangchitnob doctors use incisions no larger than one-quarter inch.

Tiny scopes and instruments, powered by robotic arms and controlled via a camera and console in the operating room, provide the doctors with extraordinary range of motion and precision. The specialized scopes help the doctors see your pelvic organs so they can diagnose and treat gynecologic problems.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Smaller incisions lessen blood loss, scarring, and recovery time. The robotic arms have greater dexterity than the human hand and wrist, so the surgery can be that much more precise. The camera provides the doctors with a magnified view of the surgical site, improving the surgical outcome.

Robotic surgery is especially successful when it comes to complex surgeries, such as cases of endometriosis. It results in fewer complications that require conversion to traditional open surgery when compared with laparoscopy.

Because of the minimally invasive nature of robotic surgery, your recovery is faster and easier. You experience less pain and have a lower risk of developing an infection after the surgery.

What types of gynecological conditions can be treated with robotic surgery?

Many simple and complex gynecological conditions that once required invasive, open surgery can be treated with robotic surgery. These include:

  • Myomectomy, which removes uterine fibroids
  • Removal of cysts on the ovaries or fallopian tubes
  • Hysterectomies, which involve partial or total removal of the uterus
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic floor procedures
  • Dilation and curettage, also known as a D&C, which involves expanding the cervix to remove tissue from the uterine lining
  • Tissue biopsies

Who is a candidate for robotic surgery?

If you’re gynecological health is seriously compromising your way of life, you may have a condition that needs to be treated with robotic surgery. Symptoms of conditions that may require this intervention include:

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Falling or slipping pelvic organs
  • Pelvic pain and/or pressure
  • Fibroids identified on an ultrasound

If you experience pain in your pelvis or abnormal bleeding, call the doctors at Tangchitnob MD or book an appointment using the online booking agent.

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