Robotic surgery overcomes human limitations, allowing for more precise surgery while making it possible to reach small spaces with little stress on the surrounding tissues. The robotic system perfectly complements Dr. Timothy Grube’s expertise in minimally invasive surgery and single-site procedures that leave no visible scar. To learn more about robotic surgery, or to schedule an appointment if you need gynecologic surgery, call Grube Gynecology in Frackville, Pennsylvania or book an appointment online.
Minimally invasive surgery is performed using long, narrow instruments inserted through tiny incisions.
The key instruments, a laparoscope or an endoscope, are similar tools. Both contain a light and video camera, which transmits a magnified view of the surgical area to a monitor.
The laparoscope or endoscope is placed through one incision, then the other surgical tools are inserted through a few other small incisions. All of the surgical instruments are specially designed to fit through narrow tubes.
You can go home the same day following most minimally invasive procedures. Small incisions cause significantly less trauma compared to the long incision used during open surgery. As a result, you gain benefits such as:
Robotic surgery is minimally invasive surgery with one big difference: Dr. Grube uses a state-of-the-art robotic system called the da Vinci® Surgical System. In this type of surgery, Dr. Grube’s hand movements control robotic arms through highly sensitive controls worn on his hands and fingers.
The following are just two examples of the advantages of robotic surgery:
With the da Vinci camera’s three-dimensional, high-definition, and zoom capabilities, Dr. Grube can see the surgical site better than using standard magnification devices.
The da Vinci’s EndoWrist® instruments enable micro-movements and a range of motion that surpasses the motion of human hands, while robotic arms holding surgical tools can work in spaces inside the body that are too small to accommodate a hand.
With da Vinci® Single-Site® Surgery, Dr. Grube can operate through one small incision. Since the incision is made in your belly button, you won’t have a visible scar.
Dr. Grube may perform a hysterectomy and a salpingo-oophorectomy -- removal of the fallopian tube and ovary -- using Single-Site Surgery.
Dr. Grube performs most gynecologic surgeries using the da Vinci Surgical System. Some of the most common procedures include:
If you need gynecologic surgery, call Grube Gynecology or book an appointment online to learn more about your options.